July 2009

Microsoft high on upcoming WinMo 6.5 browser
According to ZDNet, Microsoft's entertainment and devices division president Robbie Bach is enthusiastic about the browser in the upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5: "It will give you access to more websites than you will be able to get to on an iPhone that will work actively and work well. It really is a much better experience." Our take: Best of luck with that, especially the "better experience" part. -- Posted Friday, July 31, 2009 by chb

Unitech bundles prepaid data plan with WinCE handhelds
Unitech and RACO Wireless, a provider of wireless data (via T-Mobile) to the M2M and telemetry industry, have partnered to create an out of the box mobility solution. Two of Unitech’s mobile computers (the PA600 PE and the PA968) now come bundled with a 6-month prepaid data plan that customers can activate right away with a RACO Wireless SIM card. -- Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by chb

Advantech PWS-8033M rugged PDA
Need a 3.7-inch VGA display and more connectivity ever thought possible in a PDA, PLUS IP67 sealing, a 5-foot drop spec, and a speedy 624Mhz Marvell PXA270 in a reasonably compact package? Check out Advantech's PWS-8033M. [See description and specs of the Advantech PWS-8033M] -- Posted Friday, July 24, 2009 by chb

Full review: Datalogic R Series vehicle computers
The Datalogic R Series is a trio of vehicle/fixed-mount computers with 7.0, 10.4 and 12.1 inch touchscreens. All three models are fanless, extremely solid, extremely rugged, run the Windows CE operating system, and provide access to a vast library of Windows CE applications and utilities, as well as leveraging customer investment in software and development tools already in use for CE-based handhelds. RuggedPCReview.com takes a detailed look at the Datalogic R Series. [Read full review of the Datalogic R Series of vehicle computer] -- Posted Monday, July 20, 2009 by chb

Glacier Computer releases Windows CE-based rugged tablet
Glacier Computer, a developer and distributor of rugged industrial computing solutions, is expanding its Everest line of computers with the Windows CE-based E2000. Built on the company's rugged E4000 Series, the new E2000, available in various display sizes and configurations, is an all-in-one industrial computer for forklift and fixed-mount harsh environment applications. -- Posted Monday, July 20, 2009 by chb

Intermec equips up to 7,500 couriers with rugged CN3 handhelds
Intermec Technologies announced that Hermes, the UK’s largest home delivery courier company, has selected the Intermec CN3 mobile computer to support its nationwide network of “lifestyle” couriers. Formerly Parcelnet, the parcel delivery firm will equip up to 7,500 couriers with the CN3 to improve efficiency, customer service, and provide new services for Hermes customers across the UK. [See Intermec press release] -- Posted Friday, July 17, 2009 by chb

Unitech releases RFID-enabled PA600 HF rugged PDA
Unitech, the world's third-largest provider of rugged PDAs, announced an addition to its PA600 family of rugged PDAs. The PA600 HF is a Windows Mobile-based rugged handheld with both a 1D/2D imager and a 13.56MHz High Frequency RFID reader that supports ISO15693, ISO14443A and ISO14443B standards in a single device. [See description and specs of the Unitech PA600 HF] -- Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by chb