DAP’s New Rugged Tablet Targets Field Service Mobile

Apple continues to make noise in the enterprise as consumers, enamored with the device, insist on bringing the device into the office. But the other end of the market — mobile devices made specifically for mobile workforces — is heating up as well, and DAP Technologies‘ newest rugged tablet is the latest in a long list of rugged devices that target the field service sector.

The Windows-based M9000 series can run both the CE and Embedded versions of Windows’ mobile operating systems, which, according to RuggedPCReview’s  Conrad Blickenstorfer means “DAP Technologies can offer a nice, state-of-the-art rugged tablet no matter which of the two Windows platforms a customer’s applications are running on.”

On the device’s ruggeddness, Blickenstorfer writes: “Like all DAP handhelds, the M9000 is ultra-rugged and highly configurable via its sealed expansion bay that can accommodate various ports, modules and interfaces.” The device is capable of absorbing multiple four-foot drops and is dust and water resistant.

A few more features of the DAP M9010:

  • The tablet features a 7-inch diagonal touch display, which is a bit smaller than the iPad’s 9.5” horizontal display.
  • WiFi, wirelesss USB and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 7” 800X400 pixel resolution, sunlight viewable touchscreen
  • Gobi 3000, which allows users to browse on nearly any network carrier
  • Weighs 2.96 lbs
  • 1GB or 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models

DAP Technologies has not released pricing for the M900 series.

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