Twice the Performance for the Same Price: Handheld Starts Shipping the New Version of its Algiz 7 Super-Rugged Tablet

LIDKÖPING, Sweden, August 27, 2013, PR Newswire - Handheld Group, a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, today announced the launch of the new version of its highly popular Algiz 7 rugged tablet computer. The updated Algiz 7 is considerably faster than its predecessor, with better storage capacity, improved security and quicker communication capabilities.

The ultra-rugged Algiz 7 tablet PC is small, light and fast, with multiple connectivity options and a wide range of functions, ideal for field workers demanding a super-durable product that is tough and powerful, yet light and easy to work with. The Algiz 7 meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding humidity, vibrations, drops and extreme temperatures, and with its IP65 rating it keeps dust and water out as well.

The new Algiz 7, which starts shipping today, features the following improvements from earlier versions:

“We’ve made significant improvements to the new Algiz 7,” said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. “Better storage, a much faster processor, improved security, a better camera and better communications are some enhancements — and we’ve kept the price point the same as for the previous version of the Algiz 7. This product should remain the tablet of choice for anyone looking for portable, professional field performance.”

The Algiz 7 weighs a mere 1.1 kilograms and has a 7-inch widescreen touch display that features the new and unique MaxView technology, providing spectacular brightness in outdoor conditions — even direct sunlight. It runs the state-of-the-art Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate operating system. GPS navigation functionality is fully built in.

Like the rest of Handheld’s lineup of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers, the Algiz 7 is specifically developed for use in tough environments in industries such as mining, geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, utilities, maintenance, military and security.

The new Algiz 7 is available for orders and shipping immediately. The price point remains unchanged.

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The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see www.handheldgroup.com.

Media Contacts:
Sofia Löfblad, Marketing Director, Handheld Group, Sweden: +46-510-54-71-70, Email: s.lofblad@handheldgroup.com

Amy Urban, Marketing Director, Handheld-US, USA: +1-541-752-0319, Email: a.urban@handheld-us.com

The ALGIZ 7 features a powerful Intel® Atom™ N2800 dual-core processor, 128 GB SSD and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. It comes with u-blox® GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, and is Gobi™ 3000 ready.
The ALGIZ 7 features a powerful Intel® Atom™ N2800 dual-core processor, 128 GB SSD and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. It comes with u-blox® GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, and is Gobi™ 3000 ready.
The ALGIZ 7 has a 7-inch MaxView™ touchscreen that is perfect for field professionals who need a display that can handle outdoor conditions -including direct sunlight.
The ALGIZ 7 has a 7-inch MaxView™ touchscreen that is perfect for field professionals who need a display that can handle outdoor conditions -including direct sunlight.
The ALGIZ 7 rugged tablet is IP65-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding water, sand & dust, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures.
The ALGIZ 7 rugged tablet is IP65-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding water, sand & dust, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures.