Panasonic has recently introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona its smallest Toughpad devices: the 4.7 inch Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 handheld tablets with ergonomic design. With its integrated angled rear barcode reader to protect against repetitive strain and increase productivity, the device can be easily held and operated in one hand. Designed for several applications including manufacturing, the device has both voice and data capabilities. “With its uniquely angled rear barcode reader and approximately 50g lighter than some of its nearest 4.7 inch competitors, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 & FZ-N1 will set a new benchmark in the handheld market – said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager of Marketing for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions -. These new devices sit alongside our already successful Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 5 inch handheld tablets and the specialist ATEX versions. With this growing range we are bringing to the handheld market the same reputation for customer-focused design and engineering that we have established over many years as the leading rugged notebook and tablet provider”. In addition, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 & FZ-N1 handheld tablets have a 4.7” HD capacitive multi-touch daylight readable display and the devices can also be used with the optional Passive Pen or an optional Active Pen, for more accurate signature recording and recognition capabilities. These products are equipped with both 4G LTE/3G data and voice communications. These slim 16.3mm devices are easy to use for telephone calls and includes 3 mics with noise suppression technology and dual front speakers delivering in total up to 100 dBA for sound clarity in a noisy environment. For wireless communication, the handheld tablets have WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, an 8MP rear and 5MP front camera for document capture and webcam use, as well as a micro USB port, micro SD card slot and dual micro SIM slots.