InfoSonics, owners of verykool brand, has just announced the immediate availability of the R800 Android tablet aimed at customers who prefer rugged devices.
Unfortunately, the tablet maker has not unveiled any details on the R800’s price, but the tablet is currently available for purchase via InfoSonic’s online store.
However, keep in mind that verykool R800 tablet
is an affordable device, so we expect it to be priced under $200 USD.
Affordability aside, verykool R800 has been designed with an IPX5 rating for water and shock resistance, so it’s perfect for those who travel a lot or work in harsh environments.
“We designed the new R800 Tablet with an IPX5 rating for water and shock resistance, and with both Wi-Fi and 3G capability, to give consumers more freedom in taking the device outdoors. Many of our customers are in Latin America or other emerging markets where humidity and heat is high and conditions can be harsh on electronic devices
,” said Joseph Ram, the company’s president and chief executive officer.
There are some downsides, of course, as the tablet is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. Obviously, we don’t expect the verykool R800 to receive an upgrade to Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich platform.
The slate comes with a decent 7-inch capacitive touchscreen that supports 800 x 480 pixels resolution. In addition, it sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls.
No word on the processor and memory, but InfoSonics
confirms the R800 supports microSD cards for memory expansion up to 16GB. 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity are included as well.
“We hope the R800 will appeal to consumers in those markets, including businesses needing a remote device for route personnel or data collectors. R800 users can multi-task by using it as a cell phone with a Bluetooth or wired headset while working on a specific application or browsing the web. We are pleased to be able to bring this solution to the market
,” concluded Ram.