Gigaset Pro Introduces Maxwell 10 Android Tablet & Phone

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Gigaset Pro MaxwellEarlier this week Gigaset extended their Gigaset Pro line by adding a new 10” Android tablet they call Maxwell. I must say that at first glance the device looks VERY nice.

As just an Android tablet Maxwell is a little unremarkable. The display is 1280 x 800 pixels. It runs Android 4.2.2, aka Jelly Bean, which is a little old on the eve of widespread Lollipop rollout.

What makes Maxwell stand out from the crowded tablet marketplace are the customizations intended to make it a communication centerpiece. These include;

  • Ethernet interface with POE support
  • Ethernet pass-through
  • Wired handset (RJ9)
  • EHS & DHSG connectivity
  • Bluetooth & wired headset connectivity (RJ9)
  • Audio augmented by a large speaker in its back
  • Built-in DECT base radio
  • Optional DECT handset
  • Desk stand
  • Wall mount capability
  • Gigaset Pro telephone app
  • Micro-HDMI output for a larger monitor
  • 2x USB host ports (supports external camera, keyboard, mouse, etc)

Color me curious about this tablet. I’d simply love to lay hands on one. I suspect that won’t happen since their Gigaset Pro line has not been offered in North America. The only thing that made it to these shores was the Gigaset DX800A. Lacking for a well-developed retail channel I don’t think that it did very well.

It’s unclear if Gigaset is going to keep to the ROW with Gigaset Pro. As was noted in VUC 512 with VTech, they are a powerhouse in Europe, but never quite gained a foothold in NA.

Taking a broad perspective for a moment, it’s not clear how well any Android-powered Enterprise phone has done as yet. There have been models from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Cloud TC, Grandstream, Mitel, Panasonic & Shoretel. Then there have been docking stations from the likes of Invoxia & Mocet.

Whatever the case, Maxwell sure is pretty (handsome?) That’s something. I guess.

  • mjgraves

    I mentioned these back in the summer when they were announced, but not yet delivering. Do you have one? Are they deliverable?