General Dynamics Brings a Real Life, Android-Equipped Pip-Boy – the GD300


If you’re a gamer and you haven’t played Fallout 3, then you’re slipping. If you’re one of the few that will get the Pip-Boy comparison, then you’re cool and you’ll love this Android-based field unit that’s being targeted for military personnel: General Dynamics’ GD300. This wrist-mounted GPS device is a rugged-looking tool for soldiers in the field to stay on top of their location and to keep in contact with their unit mates, their bases, and to access certain tactical radios (a satellite radio to pull down up-to-the-second imagery, perhaps).


The device is just as durable as it looks and does well for itself specs wise: a 600MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 256MB of RAM, 8Gb of internal flash storage, and a 3.50-inch “glove-friendly” (resistive?) touchscreen with a resolution of 800×480. There are cell phones packing more of a punch than this, but what more do you need to call in a blanket of missiles on a particular location from the comfort of your wrist?

[via Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Hope it has a better battery life than my Milestone if it’s to be used in the field!

  2. priority #1 has to be making sure android is the OS of choice for the military.

  3. But does it have VATS?

  4. Wonder if it is rooted?

  5. I love how it’s showing a missed call and is running advanced task killer…

  6. re:Dave.

    Exactly. No VATS, no sale. How else am I supposed to sledge radioactive rodents?

  7. Does it show how much health my body parts have? And my inventory of items?

  8. I’ve always wanted to make my own pipboy, using like, my Vibrant or something.

  9. mmmmm droools

  10. Mobile Blueforce tracker? They need to replace vehicle blueforce trackers with a smaller android unit that would be nice. It’s takes like 10-15 minutes to get those things booted up and connected.

  11. o.o cool it has Froyo to (you can tell its froyo from the PM sign on the clock in notification bar

  12. holy crap, I want it. I want it now! I want to have it on order and in my guys hands yesterday. and it must have VATS. OK, I’ll take it without VATS, but I bet you could get some kind of working inventory system on it. again, I want it!

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