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Symbol MC9090-K

Rugged flashlight-style handheld
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The Motorola (formerly Symbol) MC9090-K builds on the superb MC9000 platform by incorporating technology updates as well as voice and data connection to co-workers, clients, and associates. On the technology side, the MC9090-K uses the 624MHz version of Marvell's XScale PXA270 processor, 64MB of RAM and 128MB Flash, and a SD Card slot for memory expansion. It has onboard 802.11 a/b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 1.2, and PAN connectivity, several alpha and numeric keypad options, and either a 1D standard range laser or an omnidirectional 1D/2D imaging engine that not only reads symbologies but also captures grayscale images and signatures. The MC9090-K uses the Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium or Phone Edition OS platform. And since this handheld will be used in demanding environment, it offers IP64 sealing and an impressive 6-foot drop specification. Motorola also states a "tumble spec": 2,000 3-foot tumbles at room temperature. An operating temperature range of -4 to 122 degree Fahrenheit facilitates use in just about any environment. The powerful 15.8 watt-hour battery delivers full-shift operation.

Added/changed Added 03/2008
Form-factor Rugged flashlight-style handheld
CPU Speed Marvell PXA270/624 MHz
OS Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium and Phone Editions
Card slots SD/MMC Card
Display type TFT
Display size/res 3.8"/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys 28/43/53-key numeric and alpha keypads
Navigation directional control, triggers
Housing impact-resistant plastic
Operating Temp -4 to 122F
Sealing IP64
Shock 6 foot drop
Size (WxHxD) 3.6 x 9.1 x 2.2
Weight 22-25 ounces depending on configuration
Power Li-Ion 7.2V, 2200mAh
Interface 1D standard range scan or 1D/2D imager, dock
Wireless 802.11a/b/g, EDGE/GPRS/GSSM, iDEN 800-900MHz, Bluetooth 1.2
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