Motorola ET1 Tablet For Business Users

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Motorola ET1 Tablet For Business Users
Motorola has launched a tablet exclusively for business use, the ET1. Motorola ET1, though created on Android, becomes part of the other Motorola devices running on Windows CE and Windows Mobile operating systems. With ET1, Motorola specifically targets professionals in markets such as healthcare sales and service, logistics and retail.


To begin with, Motorola ET1 specific business oriented tablet has rock-like hardware. It's built to withstand a drop of 4 feet! It is resistant to moisture and dust and features a rechargeable battery to last eight hours. Beyond that the battery can also be hot swapped, offering 15 minutes after which the tablet will shut down.

Motorola ET1 specific business oriented tablet is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash. The memory can be extended to 32 GB with a microSD card.

This is a specific business oriented tablet and therefore features tools for effective handling of tasks. Motorola has revealed there are more apps that are being developed by partners to facilitate selling a product, locating it, and also offer features such as a dashboard for managers to effectively assign tasks to employees and show which of the staff members are present on the sales floor.

Presently, ET1 has been designed with a few retail settings in mind including in the hospitality sector for checking in guests. The number of retail settings will be increased as the applications are developed.

Motorola ET1 offers video conferencing capabilities with push-to-talk feature. It works with VoIP and also features an integral expansion port. Motorola has also equipped the device with features for accepting credit cards and scanning barcodes. This inaugural ET1 version has two built-in cameras with a Wi-Fi device.

Busy sales professionals would have their hands full, so Motorola's Sheldon Safir says that the ET1 has been designed to fit in one hand. It weighs only 1.4 lbs and its thickness is below an inch. Its dimensions are 8.8x5.1 inches, and it features a hand strap too, so it can be easily held in one hand. ET1 has a 7.2-inch screen.


According to Safir, since Android operating system did not have all the features for an effective enterprise use Motorola has tweaked it. The result is that Motorola ET1 provides increased data security and encryption features as well. Other "additions" to the OS include features enabling multiple users to logon. This ensures the ET1 can be programmed for enabling each of the users to access their specific tools to perform their tasks.

Safir also cheekily adds that enterprise functions of ET1 actually limit the access users have so they'll be spending more time on work and not play. The price in India of the ET1 is fixed at $800 (around Rs. 39,000). Sounds like businesses will be queuing to ‘gift' the employees with ET1!

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