November 2010

Eurotech launches new family of rugged mobile computers
Eurotech, a supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, has launched a new family of rugged handheld computers. The initial products are the small, ergonomically designed HRC-3100 and the larger HRC-4200 with a 6.2-inch HVGA display. Both units are based on field-proven mobile technology (Marvell PXA270 processors, WIndows CE 5.0), sealed to IP54 specs, able to handle 4-foot drops and operate in wide temperature ranges. [See full descriptions and specs for the Eurotech HRC-3100 and Eurotech HRC-4200] -- Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by chb review of Windows Phone 7-based HTC HD7
After the wholesale dismissal of Windows Phone 7 by many, Helena Stone at, a veteran of mobile Windows devices, posted a detailed, informative, excellently illustrated unbiased review of the Windows Phone 7-based HTC HD7 and found much to like. [See ChipChick review of the HTC HD7] -- Posted Monday, November 22, 2010 by chb

Iffy news on Windows Phone 7
The word out there on Windows Phone 7 is decidedly mixed. Initial sales apparently have been underwhelming, and while there's been some praise of what might be described as a "smart tile" approach in Phone 7's home page, overall there seems little to cheer about. Most alarming are the very negative assessments of the platform's security. [See InfoWorld's "Windows Phone 7: Why it's a disaster for Microsoft"] -- Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by chb

Trimble introduces updated Nomad handheld
Trimble announced the Nomad 900 rugged handheld computer, which replaces the Nomad 800. The Nomad 900 uses Windows Mobile 6.1 instead of 6.0, supports high storage capacity SDHC cards instead of just SD cards (that max out at 2GB), has a higher resolution 5-megapixel camera, offers improved postprocessing GPS accuracy of 1-3 meters as opposed to 2-5 meters, and generally enhanced GPS, and has CISCO-certified WiFi. Some options have changed, but other than that, the Nomad is unchanged. -- Posted Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by chb

Two Technologies unveils all-in-one HANDGEAR
Two Technologies unveiled the HANDGEAR, another innovative mobile computer in the company's roster of unique, colorful and eye-catching solutions. Generally thinking outside the box, this time the Horsham, Pennsylvania, based company thought inside the box by coming up with an ultra-rugged mobile computer that's a veritable toolbox of stuff a mobile workforce may need. [Read more...] -- Posted Thursday, November 4, 2010 by chb