Algiz RT7 from Handheld is an ultra-rugged Android tablet

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The Handheld Group has brought out the Algiz RT7 — a military-standard, rugged, 7-inch Android tablet designed for use in demanding environments such as construction sites, desert exploration, emergency scenes and industrial facilities.

Algiz RT7 from Handheld is an ultra-rugged Android tablet
The Handheld Group Algiz RT7 rugged Android tablet.

The ‘fully rugged’ tablet meets the stringent MIL-STD-810G US military standards for protection against drops, vibrations and extreme temperatures, and its IP65 rating means that it’s waterproof as well as fully sealed against sand and dust.

Desipite the extra protection, the Algiz RT7 weighs in at a pretty lightweight 650 grams.

The tablet runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), supported under the hood by a Qualcomm MSM8916 (Snapdragon) chipset and 1.2GHz quad-core processor.

Connectivity features include dual SIM card slots for LTE (4G) mobile plus Wi-Fi and NFC.

There are two cameras — 8-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing — as well as a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope and e-compass, plus a stand-alone u-blox GPS receiver.

 Since it’s intended primarily for outdoor use, the Handheld Algiz RT7 has a high-brightness 7-inch outdoor-viewable capacitive display. And, since battery performance is also key for any mobile application, it comes with a long-life 3.7V 6000mAh lithium-ion battery. 

Four programmable buttons allow users to launch and use applications in the field. To enhance data capture, Sweden-based Handheld says users can choose an optional 2D imager or RFID plus 2D imager.

"Our new Algiz RT7 offers enterprises an exceptional value and is a highly requested product from both our end users and our extensive partner network," Handheld Group CEO Jerker Hellström says.

"This ultra-rugged tablet delivers best-in-class performance to assist fieldworkers in their daily tasks. The Algiz RT7 is built for tough environments and delivers a streamlined Android experience with power and features appropriate for market demands."

Shipping will start in December with volume deliveries starting January 2016.

For more information, contact Handheld Asia Pacific on (02) 9888 1599 or email


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