More exciting Windows 10 device news coming out of this week’s Mobile World Congress! The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 tablet packs a lightweight, ergonomic design into a fantastic form-factor tailored to specific verticals and needs – helping it stand-up to anything people, or the elements, can throw at it.
The Toughpad FZ-F1 model is built on Windows 10 and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core CPU with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Flash storage, and a standard battery that offers up to eight hours of continuous operating time (with an optional extended battery that can extend operation up to 16 hours).
This 4.7 inch connected tablet weighs in at just under 280 grams, making it ideal for one-handed operation. Designed with postal workers, as well as professionals in the warehouse, retail, manufacturing, and emergency services in mind, the Toughpad FZ-F1 features both voice and data capabilities, as well as an integrated angled barcode reader to protect against repetitive strain injuries, while increasing productivity. The angle means that workers are still able to read the device screen while scanning – which enables them to complete their tasks faster than using a traditional straight line barcode reader. When it comes to delivery and logistics, every second counts; the Toughpad’s unique design advantages shave precious seconds from each delivery.
The multi-touch daylight readable display is specially designed for use by workers in bright sunlight or in the rain, and can be used with or without gloves. The device can also be used with the optional Passive Pen or an optional Active Pen – for more accurate proof-of-delivery signature recording and recognition capabilities. Built-in 4G LTE and 3G data and voice communication technology means that it’s easy to place and receive calls, and to get sensitive delivery data where it needs to go.
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 handheld tablet will be available starting in the second half of 2016. It’s exciting to see this level of innovation from Panasonic.