January 2009

Microsoft trying to catch up in mobile
CNET ran an interesting article on Microsoft's efforts to recover lost ground in mobile platforms. In it, Microsoft's Andy Lees explains how Microsoft fell behind and is now working on an overhaul, Windows Mobile 7, and an interim update with Windows Mobile 6.5. [Read CNET report on Microsoft's mobile catchup efforts] -- Posted Thursday, January 29, 2009 by chb

DT Research launches handheld POS device for quick customer service
DT Research announced a new line of ruggedized handheld computers specialized for Point-of-Service applications. The WebDT 400 Series has a fully integrated magnetic card reader as well as an RFID reader and barcode scanner. There are two versions of the device, one with a large 4.3-inch screen and one with a 3.5-inch full VGA screen and a 21-key numeric keypad. The hot-swappable battery lasts a full shift and the devices run Windows CE 5.0 on a 533MHz Samsung processor. Pricing starts at US$999. [See description and specs of the DT Research WebDT 400 Series ] -- Posted Monday, January 12, 2009 by chb