Motion News Release regarding their new CL900 tablet PC:
AUSTIN, TX â€“ June 02, 2011 â€“ Motion ComputingÂ®, a leading global provider of tablet PCs and supporting mobility solutions, today announced that its first small form factor, rugged tablet PC designed for productivity and business integration, the MotionÂ® CL900, is now shipping. With a 10.1-inch display that enables both touch and stylus input, powered by the IntelÂ® Atomâ„¢ Processor Z670 Series and running WindowsÂ® 7, the CL900 is a robust tablet PC that offers seamless business integration and enables access to and utilization of data while mobile.
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Motionâ€™s first shipments include customers and partners in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Germany and the United States, representing industries across Motionâ€™s target markets including retail, field service, construction and healthcare.
â€œSince Motionâ€™s inception, we have continuously delivered unique, quality products that have transformed the productivity of mobile workers,â€ said Mike Stinson, vice president of marketing, Motion. â€œThe first shipment of the CL900 is exciting news because it means that Motion is now delivering the broadest, most comprehensive lineup of tablet PCs available for business.â€
For mobile workers, tablet PCs are powerful productivity tools used to access, enter and transmit up-to-the-minute data, increasing efficiency and saving both time and money. The CL900 allows users to continuously communicate as well as analyze, report and act on data findings, all while in the field. Lightweight at less than 1kg (2.1 lbs) and with a bright LED backlit display, robust connectivity options and a variety of peripherals to support field use, the CL900 delivers on-demand access to critical applications and information to mobile workforces.
The new Motion CL900 offers advanced durability, connectivity, and mobility features including:
- IP-52-rated, sealed exterior and chemical-resistant chassis with aluminum-alloy internal frame
- Up to eight hours of battery life for uninterrupted productivity
- Lightweight, thin design that offers the protection of the MIL-STD-810G specification and includes CorningÂ® GorillaÂ® Glass for enhanced durability
- Robust connectivity with optional integrated Gobiâ„¢ connectivity with GPS, WiFi 802.11, BluetoothÂ® 3.0 and a wireless SIM port for advanced communications
- 10.1-inch display that enables both touch and stylus input
- 30GB or 62GB solid state drive (SSD), and up to 2GB of RAM
- Front and rear-facing cameras to support documentation, video conferencing and collaboration (3.0 MP Rear Camera and 1.3 MP Front Web Camera)
- A full complement of ports, including USB, SD Card, audio and HD video to simplify the use of industry standard peripheral solutions
- A unique countertop docking station that optimizes the CL900 for touch input and adds a simple and easy way to integrate peripherals
Additionally, IT serviceability and enterprise support options help ensure uptime and reduce IT resource drain. Business benefits include:
- Manageability and security offerings available with Windows 7 and ComputraceÂ® Complete by AbsoluteÂ® Software
- The performance needed to simultaneously run multiple enterprise applications
- The ability to deliver crisp, colorful HD video and graphics (HD 1366 X 768 resolution)
The Motion CL900 Tablet PC will also offer a unique peripheral module that will enable simple device expansion. Tightly secured and integrated into the device, the peripheral module will incorporate key documentation tools without compromising durability. The optional feature is expected to be available later this year.
It will be interesting to see if the CL900 can keep pace with the slew of new tablets hitting the market. While it looks like it has potential the one thing that concerns me is the inking demonstration in the video below (about 1:08 in). The user never touches the screen with his hand. So can the device support inking while resting your hand on the screen?