Android might not be the most popular mobile operating system in the business world just yet, but it's definitely trying its hardest. We can see that if we look back to earlier this week, when Motorola announced its foray into the business market, the ET1 tablet.
This time around, Panasonic has decided to get in on some of the fun, and has announced its 7-inch, Android-running BizPad JT-580VT. While there isn't any mention of what price it will come in at or if it will be coming to the US, there are some pretty good specs inside its plastic frame.
On top of being dust-, shock-, and water-proof, the JT-580 will include NFC capabilities, a replaceable battery, optional 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a microSD card, GPS, infrared capabilities, and a USB port. In terms of performance, the BizPad will have a Cortex A9 dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Those help to run the 7-inch, 1024 x 600 screen. There's a front and back camera, too; the latter will be 5MP, while the front is presumably VGA quality. You can use the 16GB of internal storage to store those pictures.
I hope this is coming to the US. I like business-oriented products because they are generally built better, even if they are kind of ugly.[TechCrunch]