Handheld tablet delivers military grade toughness

Corvallis, Ore.—Handheld US, a North American supplier of rugged PDAs and devices, has announced that its Algiz 7 rugged tablet computer is certified for connectivity on the Verizon Wireless network. The Algiz 7 is an ultra-rugged, 7-inch widescreen tablet that runs Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate operating system and offers users wireless communication across the globe.
Optional 3G cellular capabilities provide high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. The Algiz 7 rugged tablet uses Gobi 2000 technology that supports both GSM and CDMA high-speed data networks, giving users their choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world.
“Many of our U.S. customers have asked for Verizon Wireless compatibility,” said Dale Kyle, president of Handheld US. “The flexibility of the Algiz 7 gives our customers the opportunity to use the mobile network that serves them best. Adding Verizon Wireless, America’s largest and most reliable wireless network to the Algiz 7 will be a tremendous benefit.”
“We are seeing many industries migrate towards a tablet for their everyday business practices,” said Aparna Khurjekar, Executive Director, Open Development, Verizon Wireless. “Handheld has a solid business model supporting those field service industries such as utilities, transportation, retail, public safety, government, and a host of others”
The Algiz 7 comes standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS as well as a built-in 2-megapixel camera with an LED light. It features an Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor with a 64 GB solid-state hard drive and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. The Algiz 7 is rated IP65 and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding humidity, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures. Weighing a mere 2.4 lbs, this compact tablet is one of the lightest rugged 7-inch tablets on the market.
The Algiz 7 is available now. Current Algiz 7 rugged tablet owners can contact Handheld US for Verizon Wireless network activation.

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