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.