June 2009

Rugged Juniper Archer handheld now with Hemisphere sub-meter GPS
The Juniper Systems Archer Field PC—which provides full Windows Mobile functionality and excellent connectivity in a virtually indestructable device—is now available with a special version of the Hemisphere GPS XF101 receiver that fully integrates with the handheld to deliver sub-meter DGPS to location-based applications in the most demanding environments. [Read full description and specs of the Archer Field PC/Hemisphere XF101 DGPS] -- Posted Friday, June 26, 2009 by chb

NVIDIA Tegra -- Days of Future Past?
Roughly a decade after the likes of IBM, HP, NEC, Compaq unveiled netbooks with 800 x 600 pixel displays based on Microsoft's H/PC Pro operating platform, NVIDIA proclaimed that "The Future of Mobile Computing is happening Now!" That future is built on NVIDIA's Tegra computer-on-a-chip and soon to be available in a slew of Windows CE-powered netbooks from Pegatron (Vivid), MobiNova (Mabo and Elan), Wistorn (M5), CCI (CN88), ICD (Ultra), and Inventec (Rainbow). NVIDIA stresses displays of at least 1024 x 1280, up to 1080p video playback, and up to five times the battery life of conventional netbooks. It should be interesting to see if this catches on. All prior large form factor CE efforts failed because they were not really Windows. [See NVIDIA's Tegra devices page] -- Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by chb

Full review: Getac PS535F
The GETAC PS535F rugged handheld complements the company's lineup of rugged notebook and tablet computers. It is a compact, handy device that offers a well-balanced combination of Windows Mobile/Pocket PC convenience and targeted professional features such as integrated high-accuracy GPS, a full 480 x 640 pixel VGA display, e-Compass, altimeter, and 3-megapixel camera. [Read review of the GETAC PS535F rugged handheld] -- Posted Saturday, June 13, 2009 by chb

Palm and Windows Mobile and how the iPhone really changed everything
We've covered mobile computing since 1993, and so with all the hoopla over the much anticipated release of the Palm Pre in early June of 2009, here are some thoughts about the ever-changing fortunes of the mobile platforms in our industry [... more] -- Posted Friday, June 12, 2009 by chb

Datalogic releases upgraded Memor handheld
Datalogic Mobile announced that its powerful pocket sized mobile solution, the Datalogic Memor, which fits into any pocket and weighs just eight ounces, has undergone a major upgrade. The Memor is now powered by a 624MHz Marvell PXA310 processor, can run WIndows Mobile 6.1, and read GS1 Databar. [See description and specs of the new Datalogic Memor] -- Posted Tuesday, June 9, 2009 by chb

New: Intermec CN50 3.5/3.75G wireless multi-function handheld
Intermec introduced the Windows Mobile 6.1-based CN50 mobile computer that provides 3.5G/3.75G wireless support in a small and handy, yet quite rugged, package that weighs just 12 ounces, but includes 1D/2D barcode scanning, a 3.1-megapixel camera, GPS and digital compass, and an accelerometer for automatic display orientation. "Flexible network" technology allows using either CDMA or UMTS networks, and the device supports Intermec's new eDMI (enhanced mobile document imaging). [See description and specs of the Intermec CN50] -- Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009 by chb

New: Intermec CN4 Series with 3.5G wireless support
At a time where adherence to security standards, customer satisfaction and total cost of ownership matter more than ever, Intermec introduced the CN4 and CN4e rugged mobile computers that build on the company's CN3 platform. The new Windows Mobile 6.1-powered devices support advanced 3.5G wireless WAN, Intermec's new eDMI (enhanced mobile document imaging) and they are even more rugged than the CN3 line (IP64, 6-foot drop, -4 to 140F). See description and specs of the Intermec CN4 and CN4e] -- Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009 by chb