The Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet Is a Rugged Beast

Panasonic's venerable Toughbook line is introducing a 10.1-inch Android tablet. Unlike the sissy tablets everyone else is putting out, the Toughbook will be secure, rugged, durable and, hell, even come with a matte screen.

Not much is currently known about the Toughbook Android Tablet—it'll have GPS, 3G or 4G and strong battery life but one of the press photos oddly show the tablet running Android 2.x and not Honeycomb (we're going to quietly hope that's not the case). There's a charming bruteness to Toughbooks (and we've loved them in the past), so we're pretty stoked for this tablet. At the very least, it's guaranteed to be an Android tablet that's different.

No price has been announced but the Tablet is expected to be available in the 4th quarter this year. [Crunch Gear]

The Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet Is a Rugged Beast

The Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet Is a Rugged Beast