A company going by the name Verykool has announced the launch of a new tablet computer aimed specifically at users who are outdoors a lot. The tablet is called the R800, and it has integrated Wi-Fi along with 3G connectivity. One of the more interesting features of this tablet is that it has been ruggedized and is weather proof for use outdoors without worrying about clouds or spills.
The tablet is IPX5 rated for water resistance, and the integrated 3G modem means you will be able to connect to the web even if Wi-Fi signals aren’t available. The tablet has integrated Bluetooth and features an integrated e-compass, and it has integrated GPS as well. The tablet is equipped with a rear-facing two-megapixel camera and a front camera with VGA resolution.
The outdoor tablet apparently has no internal storage for apps or other data with storage up to 16 GB via memory cards. The internal battery is a 3500 mAh lithium polymer unit that should be capable of keeping the unit powered for a long time. The operating system for the tablet is Android 2.2.
Another interesting feature is that when connected with 3G network, the tablet can be used as a mobile phone while. The 3G connectivity supports HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps with dual band 850/2100 support and supports 2G GSM quad band connectivity. The tablet has an integrated FM radio, a USB port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Pricing for the tablet is unknown at this time.