Motorola Enterprise Tablet Goes On Sale For £830

While Apple's iPad 2 is slowly making its way into the enterprise market, the first Motorola tablet aimed at this category, the ET1 Enterprise tablet, has gone on preorder at Expansys for a whopping £830, more than twice the price of the iPad 2 and nearly three times more than the consumer focused Motorola XOOM.

The device, however, justifies its price by offering a number of features not found on cheaper tablets; these include a "fortified" version of Google Android which includes "enterprise-class security", Gorilla glass, an all inclusive service cover that includes accidental damage plus IP54 and MIL STD 810G compliance.

Other business features that come as standard include multiple user log-on with granular access, an expansion slot to add other peripherals and Motorola's own RhoElements which allows developers to code an application that looks and feels the same regardless of the OS.

The tablet itself is powered by a dual core chipset clocked at 1GHz, possibly a TI OMAP4430, with a special version on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel display, 1GB RAM, 4GB flash and 4GB microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, USB, HDMI, GPS, Bluetooth, an eight megapixel camera with a VGA front-facing one, a 4260mAh battery and the ability to read 1D-2D barcodes.