While most of the tablets and devices we look at are intended for the consumer, of the numerous business products also released there is sometimes one worth noting. One of these device is Motorola's ET1 tablet which is marketed for business, but is also lightly ruggedized and could be useful for anyone who needs a tablet to work out in the field.
Taking the place of the dying BlackBerry Playbook, the ET1 offers some pretty nice specs, like a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4620mAh battery, and 8MP rear and VGA front cameras. Currently the device is WiFi only, but Motorola plans to parter with carriers in the near future.
Displaying the tablet's customized Gingerbread OS will be a 7-inch 1024 x 600 Gorilla Glass display, with a high 350NiT brightness, presumably for outdoor viewing. Not only that, thanks to the small 7-inch form factor, the device weighs in at a mere 1.4 pounds.
As you can see, the ET1 actually has some decent specs, especially for a ruggedized device. Of course, we have had some bad experiences with rugged devices in the past, but if Motorola does this right it could be a good device. We have already seen the HTC Flyer save the day in the workplace, so for anyone who needs business technology in a rougher environment should take a look at this.