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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