First batches sold out: Handheld starts shipping the all-new Algiz 10X rugged tablet and the updated Algiz XRW rugged notebook

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Handheld Group, manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, has started shipping its new Algiz 10X rugged tablet PC for field professionals. The powerful Algiz 10X rugged tablet is perfect for outdoor use and can withstand tough weather elements and harsh handling. An updated version of Handheld's popular Algiz XRW rugged notebook also starts shipping this week.

The first batch of Algiz 10X units was shipped from the Handheld headquarters in Sweden this week, with hundreds more to be rolled out on May 2-3 and the third batch to ship by the end of May. The demand from customers for the Algiz 10X has been overwhelming, and the first batches coming from the factory are completely sold out.

"It's always exciting to start rolling out brand-new products, and the Algiz 10X is no exception," said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. "The growing market for tough mobile computers has been asking for a rugged, lightweight tablet that is also powerful and has a large, outdoor-readable display — and here it is. We are very pleased with the order stock for the Algiz 10X and believe it will be a resounding success."

The Algiz 10X has been developed specifically for field professionals who need a rugged tablet computer that is lightweight and built to withstand the harsh conditions that come with all kinds of industry fieldwork, and that can display detailed maps and other visuals even in bright sunlight. The large 10.1-inch touchscreen provides the best screen visibility on the market.

The Algiz 10X rugged tablet is IP65-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for protecting against dust, water, vibrations, drops, extreme temperatures and varying altitudes. It is lightweight at just 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds), and is only 32 millimeters (1.2 inches) thick.

Handheld also starts shipping the new version of its highly popular Algiz XRW rugged notebook this week. The Algiz XRW is one of the lightest and most compact rugged notebooks on the market, weighing in at a mere 1.6 kilograms (3.5 pounds). With a new, powerful 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, the new Algiz XRW is considerably faster than its predecessor, and has twice the amount of RAM.

Like all of Handheld's lineup of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers, the Algiz 10X and the Algiz XRW are specifically developed for field workers in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.

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