December 2013

How it all began: The Birth of Pen Windows
Haverzine published a nice article on the beginnings of pen computing and the origins of Pen Windows. Certainly brought back memories to the editors of Pen Computing Magazine who were there and lived through the humble beginnings of handhelds and tablets. [See Microsoft & Mobile, Part 1: The Birth of Pen Windows] -- Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by chb

Handheld's Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone now shipping
Handheld Group announced that their highly anticipated Nautiz X1 rugged enterprise smartphone is shipping now. Part of Handheld's Nautiz product family of rugged and ultra-rugged PDAs and smartphones, the fully dust- and waterproof Nautiz X1 has a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixel Gorilla Glass-protected procap display, u-bloc GPS, 5mp camera, -4 to 140F temperature range, can be ordered with either Android 4.x or Windows Embedded Handheld, and runs on both GSM and CDMA networks. "This is the toughest smartphone ever built," says Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. "We see a huge demand for truly rugged smartphones among field professionals and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be constantly connected." [See Handheld press release] -- Posted Thursday, December 19, 2013 by chb