Motion Computing, a global leader in providing mobile solutions in the form of tablet PCs, announced at the CES 2011, a rugged tablet designed exclusively for business applications. Motion CL900 is a tablet designed keeping mobility of use in mind and provides access to various utilities including data in an uninterrupted way. It is expected to be available for the end users in the second half of 2011. David Altounian, Motion CEO, said that the new product from Motion will ensure and allow user’s ability to take benefit of connected applications along with enhanced productivity features in remote areas. He also said that the new rugged and much worked upon solution package that Motion CL900 offers is especially designed and aimed for the business market. Motion CL900 features an option for device expansion. It boasts of 8 hours of uninterrupted battery life, giving its user an enhanced battery package to allow them more time on the job. It is lightweight and is less than 16mm in thickness. It also features scratch proof Corning Gorilla Glass and the innovative DuPont Vertak for enhanced viewing experience during adverse lighting conditions, and many add on features like mobile broadband with GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0 and a slot for a wireless SIM for communication.

Motion CL900 has Microsoft Windows 7 and will be powered by the powerful Intel Atom processor. It is rumored to be Intel’s answer to the ARM based system on a chip architecture currently powering most tablet PCs. It comes with an IT support and service plan to help cut IT support cost to the business user. Its ultra strong and clear display comes with both stylus and touch input options. It has either 30 GB or 62 GB solid state drive (SSD) and 2GB RAM.

Eddie O’Brien, Microsoft U.S. OEM Vice President, said that Motion CL900 is born out of consumer demands to meet one of the fastest growing areas of enterprise expectations and demands, terming it as a business ready mobile tablet to improve productivity of business clients and workers and meet corporate security and other requirements. He further stated that by harnessing and utilizing the power of the Windows platform to bring out an innovation in the field of business mobile computing with an innovative form factor, Motion has set itself apart from others to reach across industries and compete in new business areas. It is planned for an introductory price of less than $1000 which is pretty competitive seeing its rugged uniqueness and features.