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10/10/2011 04:01 AM EDT
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GREAT-Terry
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GREAT-Terry   10/10/2011 9:51:45 AM
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Interesting! It is good to see how people is expanding the tablet to explore a new battlefield for portable POS system. Maybe Symbol is now thinking about how to compete.

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Les_Slater   10/10/2011 4:01:04 PM
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Interested to see what the "hardened" secure version of Android is. We do need a robust kernel that can handle separated critical processes. One such need would be to convince the FDA that such devices are suitable for medical aggregation platforms. Such a platform would need to include hardware MMU.

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chanj0   10/10/2011 4:39:04 PM
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Tablet is more or less a generic device like a computer. Other than hardening the cases to minimize the damage through physical impact, what is the greatest features that you would demand? How is the feature so special that it may not be available in a mass-market tablet (aka consumer grade)? I am very interested in knowing more about the "hardened" secure version of Android.

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R_Colin_Johnson   10/10/2011 5:38:16 PM
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Not many details were revealed about the software "hardening," but the hardware itself is supposedly hardened from dropping--even on a concrete floor!

CC VanDorne
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CC VanDorne   10/10/2011 6:37:04 PM
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Doesn't Mot own Symbol?

dirk.bruere
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dirk.bruere   10/10/2011 6:39:40 PM
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Xoom with the price doubled

dec66
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dec66   10/10/2011 6:41:29 PM
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This all makes sense and gives some confidence that MOT might survive, until I got to the last sentence: "...the ET1 will be available in time for Christmas in the fourth quarter of 2011" Why would an enterprise-targeted tablet be tied to the consumer holiday buying season? Is my boss going to buy me one and put it under the tree? Very curious...

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selinz   10/10/2011 6:59:49 PM
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I wonder if it's got a "dual identity" OS like the Atrix, Photon, and Bionic when they are placed in appropriate docks?

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garydpdx   10/10/2011 8:08:18 PM
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Yes and I believe that it is in this half of the company (note that MOT split into two, with Mobility purchased by Google).

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   10/10/2011 8:26:08 PM
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Nice to see a rugged tablet that is truly ready for the workplace -- and not only for the workplace. I think many consumers will also be interested in a nearly unbreakable tablet, and I totally get why MOT is following the usual CE cycle here, getting it out in time for the Christmas season.

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