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A Waterproof Tablet! A Step in in the Right Direction

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In this announcement of a new Sony tablet for Android, the following bit stood out to me:

The company claims the tablet is not only the “world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet” at 6.9 millimeters, but it’s apparently waterproof in up to three feet of water for 30 minutes.

The water resistance is a lot more notable to me than the thinness, in an industry obsessed with thin fragile things, given how many phones I’ve seen destroyed by water, and given how I put this on my wishlist for the iPhone 5 last fall. But phones see a lot more exposure to dangerous circumstances than tablets do, I wager, so I’d still like to see this feature make its way over to phones.