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1st Generation Psion Teklogix WorkAbout Pro

Rugged, but small and handy flashlight-style handheld
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

With the RoHS-compatible WorkAbout Pro Psion Teklogix offers a modern flashlight-style handheld computer that combines up-to-date technology with a balance of handy size, low weight, flexibility, and ruggedness. The WorkAbout is considerably smaller than the 7500 Series models and its environmental specs are somewhat lower, albeit still plenty good enough for deployment in harsh field environments.

Like the larger models, the WorkAbout uses a fast Intel PXA255 chip, has plenty of storage capacity, and Psion Teklogix offers numerous configurations and expansion modules/options. This is a handy, economical solution for most field service environments. Bluetooth is integrated; 802.11b, GSM/GPRS and CDMA/1xRTT can be added via CF or the expansion interface. There are also 1D laser scanner and 2D imager expansion modules.

Update October 2007: The WorkAbout Pro is now called the "1st Generation WorkAbout Pro" and remains in the active product lineup next to the "2nd Generation WorkAbout Pro." Psion Teklogix tweaked and upgraded the original Pro in several areas (faster WiFi, more powerful battery, more memory, additional end-cap and expansion modules, etc). Processor and OS are now aging, but the first-gen WorkAbout Pro remains a workhorse, available in the monochrome ME and the color C and S models.

Added/changed Updated 10/2007: now called "1st Gen"
Form-factor Rugged flashlight-style handheld
CPU Speed Intel PXA255/400 MHz
OS Windows CE .NET 4.2 or Windows Mobile 2003 SE
RAM/ROM 64-128MB/64MB
Card slots 1 CF, 1 SD; Optional PC Card Type II
Display type TransflectiveTFT
Display size/res Monochrome or color 3.5"/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys Backlit 51-key keypads; alphanumeric and numeric available
Navigation directional control
Housing plastic/metal
Operating Temp 14 to 122F
Humidity 5-95% non-condensing
Sealing IP54
Shock Multiple 4 foot drops to polished concrete
Size (WxHxD) 3.6 x 8.7 x 1.7
Weight 1.0-1.2 lbs.
Power Standard: full-shift 3.7V, 2,000mAH Li-Ion; optional: 3.7V, 3,000mAH Li-Ion
Interface USB 1.1 host, Expansion, 1D/2D scanner
Wireless Integrated Bluetooth, 802.11b/g expansion module (opt.), GSM/GPRS/EDGE or CDMA/1xRTT via expansion interface; 1D and/or 2D imagers/lasers via expansion module.
List price Inquire
Contact psionteklogix.com
Windows Mobile Info
  • Windows Mobile 6
  • Windows Mobile 5
  • Windows Mobile Smartphone
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE .Net
  • Windows for Pocket PC 2002
  • Pocket PC intro 2000
  • Windows CE H/PC Pro 1998
  • Windows CE 2.0 1997
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