Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 which is a lightweight ergonomically designed windows 10 handheld tablet, will be available starting in the second half of 2016. In addition, there is an optional extended 6200 MaH battery which could extend battery life by up to 16 hours. Panasonic also claims the device is built to to stand up to the elements, and touts that it is dirt, drop, and water resistant.
The Toughpad Fz-F1 comes with the latest Windows 10 IoT with enterprise grade security. Built to go anywhere you travel, it also has support for multi carrier 4G LTE, voice capabilities, and dual sim cards. As is the case with touch screen devices, it features support for 10-point capacitive multi-touch with rain sensing and glove touch mode, and a optional stylus pen.
This device seems built with workers in mind, as an integrated angled barcode reader protects against repetitive strain injuries, while increasing productivity. A multi-touch daylight readable display also seems appropriate for workers, as it can be read in bright sunlight, in the rain, and can even be used with or without gloves.
|HARDWARE &SOFTWARE||Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise|
Qualcomm® MSM8974AB 2.3GHz Quad Core
|DURABILITY||IP65 (high-pressure jet spray) and IP67 (submersible up to 3.3ft. for 30 minutes)|
|DISPLAY||4.7 inch high definition 1280 x 720 sunlight-viewable display; 10-point capacitive multi-touch with rain sensing and glove touch mode, optional stylus pen (Active or Passive)|
|POWER SUPPLY||Quick charging 3200 mAh Li-Ion standard battery pack, and optional 6200 mAh long life battery back; Warm Swap capability|
INTERFACE & EXPANSION
|Angled 1D/2D barcode reader, NFC, GPS, MicroSD, Dual SIM, USB 2.0 port(micro USB) x 1|
|WIRELESS||Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 4G LTE, HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, CDMA 1x, EVDO Rev.A|
|WEIGHT||Approx. 0.61 lbs.|
|WARRANTY||3-year limited warranty, parts and labor|