Information Warfare: Atrix And Galaxy Go To War


The U.S. Army has embraced commercial smart phones and tablets for battlefield use. The troops have been clamoring for a combat smart phone, and now the Atrix smart phone and Galaxy tablet are being tested. Both are Android devices.

Atrix has a 102mm (4 inch) 564×960 pixel display. It weighs 135 grams (4.76 ounces) and has eight hours of talk time and 260 hours standby. Atrix has a dual core, 1 Ghz processor with one GB of memory and 16 GB of internal storage. It accepts a MicroSD/HC card with up to 32 GB. There is a microUSB connector, GPS, accelerometer and compass built in. There is a dual flash 5 MP camera, a .3 MP front facing camera plus a plus 1280×720 pixel (720p HD) 30 fps camcorder. There are built in apps for Calendar, Alarm, Document viewing, Calculator and World clock. Messaging handles SMS, MMS and predictive text input. Atrix can play and record MP3s.

The Galaxy tablet is a 388 gram (13.58 ounce) device featuring a 90x154mm (3.54×6.05 inch) display with 600×1024 pixel resolution. There is a dual core processor and a 3 MP camera plus much of the same accessories as the Atrix. While the troops prefer the smart phone, there are some battlefield uses that require a larger display. These two devices are called NWEUD (Nett Warrior End-User Device) by the military.

Information Warfare: Atrix And Galaxy Go To War


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