Panasonic launches indestructible Windows Embedded 8.1-powered Toughpad FZ-E1
If you keep dropping your handset, and wished there was an indestructible machine which wouldn’t break if dropped, Panasonic has something you would be interested in. The company has just unveiled Toughpad FZ-E1, which it assures won’t break at all.
Announced at the Mobile World Congress, the FZ-E1 sports a 5-inch screen with 1280 x 720p screen resolution. A 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip with 2GB of RAM is powering the device. The handset is capable of withstanding IP65 (high-pressure jet spray) and IP68 (submersible up to 5ft. for 30 minutes), as well as temperature of -4 to 140 degrees F. Furthermore, the screen is fairly visible under sun, and you can use it even with your gloves on.
It offers 32GB of built-in storage, an 8MP rear camera, and a removable 6,200 mAh battery. On the connectivity front, it offers 4G LTE, HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, CDMA 1x, EVDO Rev.A. The device is running on Windows Embedded 8.1, which is built on Windows Phone 8.1 for enterprise line-of-business. Fret not, it looks exactly like Windows Phone 8.1, and more importantly runs all Windows Phone Store apps.
The Toughpad FZ-E1 costs €1,428 and is now available for sale. Will you buy this monstrous device?Further reading: Microsoft, Panasonic, Windows Embedded 8.1