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Symbol PDT 8100

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

Another of Symbol's legacy handhelds, Symbol's PDT 8100 offers early Pocket PC functionality and power in a more conventional "flashlight" form factor. The device can be ordered with one of three different keyboard/keypad arrangements (28-key numeric; 37 or 47-key alphanumeric) that are optimized for different types of usage and data entry. Like the 2800 Series, the 8100 is available with either a gray-scale or a reflective color display. A variety of wireless options are available for both local (802.11b) and wide area networks (CDPD, GSM, GPRS). Bar code scanner and magnetic stripe reader options are also available. Because of its integrated keyboard and expansion slots, the 8100 is a bit larger and heavier than the 2800 Series. An IP54 rating and impressive operating temperature and drop specs make the 8100 a tough tool for the job.

Form-factor Rugged flashlight-style handheld
CPU Speed StrongARM SA-1110/206 MHz
OS Microsoft Pocket PC 2002
Card slots 1 PC Card Type II, 1 CF Type II
Display type Mono or reflective color TFT LCD
Display size/res 3.5-inch/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys Backlit 28/37/47 keys
Navigation keypad, stylus
Housing PC/ABS plastic
Operating Temp -4 to 122 F
Sealing IP54
Shock 4 feet to concrete
Size (WxHxD) 3.7 x 8.4 x 1.8
Weight 15.5 ounces
Power 3.7V, 1,550 mAH Li-Ion
Interface RS232, IrDA
Wireless NA
List price US$2.295 to 3,195
Contact www.symbol.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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