Handheld Announces Rugged, Gobi-Ready Algiz 7 Tablet PC

Paul Lilly

We've been having flashbacks of when netbooks first became a hot ticket item and every day brought forth a new product release. Now it's time for tablet PCs to sit in the limelight, and the latest to join the crowd is Handheld's 7-inch Algiz.

Unlike other tablets of late, the smaller sized Algiz sports a comparatively rugged design. Perhaps because of this, the Handheld eschewed touch support and instead opted for physical buttons shoved over to the side of the screen.

On the hardware side, the Algiz packs an Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, an onboard 64GB SSD, 2MP camera, a 3G module, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS sensor, and is Gobi 2000-ready so users can connect to GSM and CDMA wireless networks wherever there's a cellphone signal.

Getting back to the tablet's ruggedness, Handheld says the Algiz has been IP65 and MIL-STD-810G certified.

Look for the Algiz to start shipping in March for an as-yet undetermined price.

Image Credit: Handheld

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