The 2012 Products of the Year


Retail Appliance

Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet

Here’s a tablet that could be good medicine for solution providers seeking a versatile development platform. Motorola’s ET1 Enterprise Tablet is a rugged, manageable Android-based appliance designed to help improve workforce productivity in health care, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and any industry that can benefit from custom applications running on a durable mobile device. For app development, the company offers free tools that can be used to target this and other mobile devices running Android, iOS as well as desktop systems.

At the heart of the ET1 is a dual-core application and graphics processor running Android 2.3.4 at 1GHz, along with 1 GB of system RAM and a total of 8 GB of memory for application storage (implemented as 4-GB flash plus a 4-GB microSD card). A micro SDHD card slot permits a maximum of 32 GB to be added for application and data storage.