Panasonic expands its enterprise-grade tablet line with the introduction of the new 7-inch ToughPad JT-B1. Like the rest of the Tough series devices, the Android powered slate offers reliable shock, dust and water resistance and will be available this August.

panasonic toughpad jt b1 Panasonic outs new 7 inch ToughPad in Singapore

First seen at CES at the beginning of the year, Panasonic has announced a 7-inch successor to its FZ-A1 rugged tablet offering, the ToughPad JT-B1, in Singapore.

Designed for industrial use, the rugged JT-B1 is capable of withstanding drops from up to heights of 150cm and is IP56 rated, making it splash and dust resistant. Software wise, the tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (no upgrade from the FZ-A1) and offers 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Battery life is reasonable at an advertised 8 hours with the option of replacing the removable battery should you need to. The JT-B1 also comes with a 3 year warranty, as does the company’s other Tough series devices.

The JT-B1 will be available in Singapore in August at all local Panasonic resellers. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.