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Handheld launches Algiz RT7, its first “ultra-rugged” Android tablet


January 20, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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January 20, 2016 – The Algiz RT7 is a new 7-in. Android tablet from Handheld Group. It runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), is fully rugged—meeting military standards for protection against drops, vibrations and extreme temperatures, according to Handheld—and its IP65 rating means that it’s waterproof as well as sealed against sand and dust.

Technology from Qualcomm — an MSM8916 (Snapdragon) chipset and 1.2 GHz quad-core processor — powers the Algiz RT7, which comes standard with LTE data and voice capabilities as well as 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, BT class 1 and class 2, and NFC functionality. It also boasts dual cameras (8-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing), as well as dual Sim card slots. The unit comes with a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope and e-compass and a stand-alone u-blox GPS receiver for navigation.