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Brave Samsung Galaxy Tab owner tests Gorilla Glass with air-pistol [Video]

Brave Samsung Galaxy Tab owner tests Gorilla Glass with air-pistol [Video]

Gorilla Glass is tough stuff, but if you want more evidence than just a press release then how about someone shooting a Samsung Galaxy Tab at around a meter-range with a CO2 powered air pistol? The shot - carried out by one Gorilla-confident YouTuber metafonic - is certainly sufficient to smash regular glass, but three steel pellets fail to produce even a scratch on the Galaxy Tab's display.

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Motorola DEFY first-impressions [Video]

Motorola DEFY first-impressions [Video]

T-Mobile's Motorola DEFY has dropped with a bump onto the SlashGear test bench, but we're not too concerned: after all, this particular smartphone is one of the few ruggedized Android handsets around. You wouldn't necessarily know it to look at it, however, since Motorola has managed to avoid the over-rubberized look so many rugged devices suffer from. Still, we thought we should get the main challenges out of the way first, so check out the wet entrance the DEFY makes after the cut.

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Motorola DEFY arrives on T-Mobile USA November 3

Motorola DEFY arrives on T-Mobile USA November 3

T-Mobile USA has confirmed that the rugged Motorola DEFY will arrive on its network from November 3 2010.  Priced at just $99.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the DEFY has a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and runs Android 2.1 with the company's latest MOTOBLUR enhancements.

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Sonim offers new XP1300 Core rugged mobile phone

Sonim offers new XP1300 Core rugged mobile phone

I have talked about some of Sonim's rugged mobile phone offerings in the past like the XP3 Sentinel. Sonim has unveiled a new rugged phone called the XP1300 core. The new phone is claimed to be a breakthrough in waterproofing tech as the world's first IP-68 rated GSM handset.

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Sprint Motorola ES400S trades pocket-appeal for ruggedness

Sprint Motorola ES400S trades pocket-appeal for ruggedness

Motorola's ES400S isn't exactly pretty - though we have to say it does have a certain rugged, purposeful charm - but it's tough and flexible, even with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 as the OS.  The "enterprise handheld device" (based on the regular ES400) is headed to Sprint at the end of October 2010, priced at a hefty $499.99 (with a new agreement) but capable of withstanding dust, four foot drops and bumps.

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T-Mobile Motorola DEFY is rugged Android smartphone

T-Mobile Motorola DEFY is rugged Android smartphone

T-Mobile USA and Motorola have announced the Motorola DEFY, exclusive to the carrier and - bizarrely - making its public debut on the Oprah Winfrey Show today.  Packing a 3.7-inch WVGA scratch-resistent touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and waterproof/dustproof casing, the DEFY was first spotted in the UK at the start of the month.

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Getac V200 rugged Core i7 tablet PC outed

Getac V200 rugged Core i7 tablet PC outed

Rugged computer specialist Getac has outed its successor a sibling to the V100 convertible tablet PC, and as you might expect it's no less sturdy.  The Getac V200 has a 12.1-inch super-bright 1,200 nit multitouch-capable display, 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-620LM processor and WiFi b/g/n, but more importantly perhaps it's MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant for resilience to dust, vibration, temperatures as low as -20 degrees centigrade and water.

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Stealth Rugged USB Keyboard Features Optical Trackball Mouse, Costs $695

Stealth Rugged USB Keyboard Features Optical Trackball Mouse, Costs $695

Stealth isn't a stranger to the tech community, so when they go ahead and introduce something like their brand new rugged keyboard, we hope that they're not immediately scoffed at and ignored. Even if it is pretty thick, and, well, rugged. Luckily for those who are curious enough to check it out, the new USB keyboard does feature plenty of features, and a very unique optical trackball mouse, right up there near the right corner.

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Motorola DEFY is rugged Android candybar

Motorola DEFY is rugged Android candybar

The MILESTONE 2 isn't the only new Motorola Android phone around today; there's also the Motorola DEFY, a ruggedized MOTOBLUR device with a 3.7-inch touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash.  A bigger sibling to the North America-only Motorola i1, the DEFY is dust proof and water resistant, together with having a scratch proof glass screen.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ100, FZ40, FX700, LX5 and TS10 all get official

Panasonic Lumix FZ100, FZ40, FX700, LX5 and TS10 all get official

Panasonic has outed a full five new digital cameras in its Lumix range, including rugged models, HD-video capable shooters and the company's first full hybrid.  The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 kicks things off, with a 14.1-megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording, 24x optical zoom and 11fps burst rates, while the Lumix DMC-FZ40 gets the same sensor and can shoot 720p HD AVCHD Lite video.

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Motorola i1 set to crash onto Sprint on July 25th

Motorola i1 set to crash onto Sprint on July 25th

Sprint has finally announced availability and pricing for their new, ruggedized Android smartphone, the Motorola i1.  Set to land on the Nextel network come July 25th, the i1 packs a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and 3G EVDO Rev.A, all in a chassis that's resilient to dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain.

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Magellan eXplorist rugged PNDs pack touchscreen & camera

Magellan eXplorist rugged PNDs pack touchscreen & camera

Magellan has outed its latest hand-held GPS navigators, the eXplorist outdoor series.  The Magellan eXplorist 510, 610 and 710 all have a 3.0-inch color touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, are waterproof and ruggedized.  Photos are automatically geotagged and can be accompanied by voice notes.

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