Japanese electronics manufacturer Casio announced the release of an Android-based tablet designed for commercial and business use. Retail workers will soon be able to answer customer inquiries instantly and check stock inventories with their fingertips—greatly improving the customer experience, a Casio spokesperson said in a release.
The V-T500-GE and V-T500E series tablets are slated to have full point-of-sale capabilities, as well as a dust-proof and splash-resistant shell and the durability to withstand a three-meter drop.
"The new hardware provides potentially endless possibilities for the retailer, and is tough enough to survive the rigors of the retail business environment," said Casio senior product marketing manager Guy Boxallat.
The tablets boasts a 10.1-inch screen with multi-finger touch controls and 5.1 megapixel rear and front cameras. An NFC reader/writer will be a standard on all the devices, utilizing RFID tags and non-contact IC cards, while a wireless WAN module is available as an option.
So far, the launch of the tablets will be relegated to retailers in Japan starting in September, with pricing not yet available.
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