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Group Mobile offers Trimble's Rugged Handheld Computer Trade-in Program
Group Mobile, one of the major US distributors of rugged laptops, tablets, and handheld computers announced it is now offering Trimble's Rugged Handheld Computer Trade-in Program. Until June 27, Group Mobile customers can trade-in old and outdated rugged handheld computers and receive up to an additional $250 off a new Trimble Juno T41 (see RuggedPCReview's analysis of the T41). The Trimble Juno T41 offers enhanced GPS with 1-2 meter accuracy, IP68 rating, a fast 1D/2D barcode imager, UHF RFID and superior connection under heavy canopy, all in a slim, ergonomic design. [See Group Mobile Trimble trade-in offer] -- Posted Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by chb

Juniper Systems explains resistive vs. capacitive touch screens
Capacitive touch was popularized by the iPhone and is now on the vast majority of consumer smartphones and tablets. Resistive touch, however, is still prevalent in industrial handhelds. Juniper Systems, which went with capacitive touch for its new Archer 2 mobile computer, explains the differences and pros/cons of the two touch technologies in detail. [See Juniper Systems Resistive vs. Capacitive Touchscreens] -- Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by chb

Juniper Systems highlights scanning at MODEX 2014 in Atlanta
Juniper Systems' latest Get Rugged blog post is about their Archer 2 and Mesa mobile computers' barcode scanning abilities, showcased at the MODEX 2014 show in Atlanta, GA (March 17-20), booth #5006. MODEX 2014 is the place to go to see the latest and greatest in manufacturing and supply chain management, with exhibitors from industry, commerce, & government sectors. -- Posted Monday, March 17, 2014 by chb

Motorola Solutions launches 4th generation of the versatile, rugged, modular Psion Workabout Pro
Motorola Solutions announced the Workabout Pro 4 rugged mobile computer, the latest generation of Psion's Workabout line that sold over 400,000. Including a major tech update, the Workabout Pro 4 forms the centerpiece of a versatile modular system that allows adding all sorts of wireless, data acquisition and other features and options to the device via back cover and/or end cap modules. [See Motorola press release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Workabout Pro 4] -- Posted Monday, March 17, 2014 by chb

Compact, rugged Trimble Juno T41 R Series adds UHF RFID
Trimble's smartphone-inspired rugged Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 or Android 4.1 mobile computer with 4.3-inch projected capacitive multi-touch gets Ultra-High Frequency RFID versions in a remarkably compact form factor. Available with either IP65 or IP68 sealing, the EPCglobal Gen 2 compatible T41 R is location aware for use in different regions across the globe, and is available with full voice/data phone capability as well as enhanced high-accuracy GPS. [See description, analysis and specs of the Trimble Juno T41 RFID] -- Posted Thursday, February 27, 2014 by chb

Handheld Group introduces Nautiz X4 rugged mobile computer
Handheld Group introduced the rugged Nautiz X4, a multi-purpose data collection mobile computer with integrated keypad and industrial-grade scanner options. The IP65-sealed Nautiz X4 has a 3.5-inch 640 x 480 pixel resistive touch screen, runs Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 for easy integration into existing enterprise infrastructures, weighs under 12 ounces, and includes GPS, WWAN, camera and a microSD card slot. [See description, analysis, and specs of the Handheld Group Nautiz X4] -- Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by chb

ZDNet contributor has had it with Windows Phone
On ZDNet, Matthew Miller presented five reasons why he was done with Windows Phone, after having used it (increasingly less) over the past 3.5 years. Miller's reasons coincide with the shortcomings we have long lamented on Windows Phone and on the Metro interface on Windows tablets: it's just not nearly as useful as it should be. [See Five reasons I am done with Windows Phone after 3.5 years] -- Posted Monday, February 17, 2014 by chb

Will Windows Phone 8 make it after all?
Microsoft has all but vanished from the mobile space, and Windows Phone is almost a non-factor behind Android and the iOS. Or is it? PC Mag just published an absolutely glowing review of the new Nokia Lumina Icon with its 5-inch 1080p OLED screen, 20-megapixel camera, 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and sleek brushed metal/polycarbonate design. [See PC Mag's Editor's Choice review of the Nokia Lumina Icon] -- Posted Thursday, February 13, 2014 by chb

Rugged Juniper Systems Archer GPS XF101 handheld valuable member of Gamlang Razi high altitude expedition
Last September, a team made up of American and Myanmar climbers set out to climb Gamlang Razi, the 2nd highest peak in Southeast Asia which has never been before climbed—in an attempt to prove that it was actually the highest. A Juniper an Archer Field PC with a Hemisphere GPS XF101 receiver went along, all the way to the top at over 19,000 feet. Was that enough to elevate Gamlang Razi to #1? Read Juniper's nicely illustrated blog on the Gamlang Razi expedition] -- Posted Sunday, March 2, 2014 by chb

White paper: Dedicated Operating System for AIDC?
While evaluating CipherLab's latest AIDC handheld (the 8600 Series), we commented on its use of a dedicated, proprietary OS. CipherLab followed up by sending us a white paper that makes the case for a proprietary OS in AIDC (and presumably other highly vertical) markets: Lower cost via task-oriented hardware and software, stability and ruggedness, higher level of security, superior longevity, and less costly custom application development. [Read "Dedicated Operating System for AIDC?] -- Posted Thursday, February 13, 2014 by chb

Juniper Systems at 2014 CONEXPO-CON
Juniper Systems announced it is participating at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 trade show in Las Vegas from March 4-8. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is a huge show that features new products and technologies from 2,400 exhibitors in every major construction industry. [See CONEXPO-CON page] -- Posted Saturday, February 8, 2014 by chb

Satya Nadella new Microsoft CEO, John Thompson new Chairman
The media won't have Steve Ballmer to kick around anymore. Microsoft announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella (in picture) as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella, who joined Microsoft in 1992, previously was Executive VP of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. Microsoft also announced that John Thompson will be Chairman of the Board, and that prior Chairman Bill Gates will remain on the Board as Founder and Technology Advisor. [See Microsoft press release] -- Posted Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by chb

Handheld Group beefs up worldwide sales force
Handheld Group announced it has added three managers to its global sales team. Oliver Warn, sales manager for north Germany, held positions at Nordic ID and Psion Teklogix; U.S. Sales Manager Terence Howard came from Alcatel One Touch; and Erik Hoekstra, a graduate of Handheld's own Management Trainee Program, is the new sales manager for Handheld's Scandinavia subsidiary. [See Handheld press release] -- Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by chb

Panasonic announces future product expansion with Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Handheld at NRF2014 EXPO
At the 2014 2014 National Retain Federation industry show, Panasonic announced that it’s working closely with Microsoft to deliver future enterprise-class mobile devices based on the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform. The collaboration will enable Panasonic to expand its rugged mobile computing portfolio with innovative new handheld devices bringing Windows Phone 8 technologies to enterprise customers. -- Posted Monday, January 13, 2014 by chb

Datalogic to preview the next-gen Memor X3 handheld
Datalogic announced that at the 2014 National Retain Federation show, which takes place January 12-15, 2014 in New York City, the company will debut the Memor X3, the next generation of its very small and handy mobile handheld computer. The Memor X3 will be faster, have twice the storage, longer battery life, a larger screen, and numerous other improvements. -- Posted Saturday, January 11, 2014 by chb

Utah Wildlife Resources used Juniper Allegro MX for invasive fish removal program
Juniper Systems reports that field crews of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) began using the Allegro MX with custom fisheries software from Juniper Systems to conduct an invasive fish removal program. Before switching to the Allegro MX, the Utah DWR crew collected data using a pen and paper. Besides the handheld’s ability to more quickly collect data, the crew found the Allegro MX appealing because of its extreme ruggedness, its sunlight-readable display, integrated GPS, RFID compatibility, and integrated alpha-numeric keyboard. [See Juniper blog entry] -- Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 by chb

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

Juniper Systems ultra-rugged new Archer 2 already shipping
Juniper Systems reports that its ultra-rugged Archer 2 handheld is already shipping, less than a month after the impressive new handheld with its 4.3-inch 800 x 480 pixel optically bonded procap display and 20+ hour battery was first announced. [see Juniper press release] -- Posted Thursday, November 7, 2013 by chb

The technology behind the Juniper Archer 2's IllumiView display
In the field, display brightness and view ability is everything. In an extensive, illustrated blog post, Juniper Systems explains the technology used in the 4.3-inch 800 x 480 pixel projected capacitive touch display of their recently introduced Archer 2 ultra-rugged handheld. [See Juniper press release and Illumiview Display blog post] -- Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by chb

Microsoft Support Lifecycle
There are numerous versions of numerous Microsoft software products, and it's not aways easy to find out what is still supported and what is not. You can, however, get a quick answer by using the Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search. -- Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013 by chb

Juniper Systems announces Archer 2 rugged, configurable handheld with 4.3-inch high-res capacitive touch screen and IP68 sealing
Juniper Systems of Logan, Utah, introduced the Archer 2 rugged handheld computer as a follow-up and eventual replacement of the company's versatile and virtually indestructible Archer Field PC. The new Archer 2 is faster, has a larger and brighter 4.3-inch 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touch display that can be used with gloves, an extra-long battery life, enhanced GPS capabilities, and it carries IP68 sealing, which means it's completely dust and waterproof. [Read Juniper Systems press release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Archer 2] -- Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by chb

Amrel releases fully rugged 5-inch multi-OS DF6 handheld
Amrel has launched the Rocky DF6, a fully rugged ARM-powered 5-inch tablet with 800 x 480 resolution that can run either Android or Windows Embedded CE 6.0. The device, which weighs just a pound, offers numerous configuration and interface options, sealed Fischer and LEMO ports, and impressive ruggedness. [See description, analysis and specs of the Amrel Rocky DF6] -- Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by chb

Intermec, now part of Honeywell, introduces rugged CN51 mobile computer with two OS options -- Android and Windows
Intermec, now part of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, announced the CN51 rugged mobile computer. The CN51 is an updated version of Intermec's successful CN50, but has a larger, higher resolution screen (4.0-inch, 800 x 480) that now uses resistive multi-touch, updated WiFi, WAN, Bluetooth, camera, and scanners, and it's now based on the dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4 processor, which means Intermec can offer the CN51 either with Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 OR with Android 4.1. [See Intermec press release, and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Intermec CN51] -- Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by chb

Juniper Systems rugged Archer Field PC saves cowboy
Remember all those movies where a medallion or other memento in a pocket saves the hero from a deadly knife or bullet? Well, the folks at Juniper Systems report of a cowboy who got kicked by a horse, but avoided potentially serious injury because the horse connected exactly at the spot where he had his rugged Archer handheld computer in his pocket. The kick was hard enough to crack the usually invulnerable Archer's screen and damaged the keyboard, but was easily repaired. [See The Archer's Got Your Back (Literally)] -- Posted Thursday, September 5, 2013 by chb

Microsoft buys Nokia's phone business
Microsoft announced it will purchase Nokia's Devices & Services business, which includes their smartphone and mobile phone businesses, design team, manufacturing and assembly facilities, and teams handling operations, sales, marketing and support. That means that just like Google did with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Microsoft takes over a once high-flying but now struggling cell phone pioneer, thus joining Apple as an all-in-one hardware/software vendor. It should be interesting to see what this will mean to vertical market/industrial handhelds, most of which still use Windows CE or variants of Windows Mobile. What's left for Nokia? The company says it will be "focused on enabling mobility through its leadership in networking, mapping & location, and advanced technologies." [See Steve Ballmer email to Microsoft employees on Nokia Devices & Services acquisition and Nokia announcement] -- Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by chb

Bsquare announces new Board Support Package for TI OMAP 4 Platform
Bsquare announced the availability of a new Bsquare Board Support Package (BSP) for the Texas Instruments OMAP 4 platform which will enable streamlined development -- ideally suited for many enterprise and industrial applications using Windows Embedded Compact 7. [See product sheet] -- Posted Friday, August 23, 2013 by chb

CipherLab rugged handheld testing video
Rugged handheld manufacturer CipherLab USA, headquartered in Plano, Texas, posted an excellent video showing all the environmental ruggedness tests they are subjecting their rugged mobile computers to. [See CipherLab testing video on YouTube] -- Posted Friday, August 23, 2013 by chb

NEC, IEC, & ATEX -- A Guide to Intrinsically Safe Handhelds
Juniper Systems, which specializes in building Class I, Div 2 certified handhelds, published an informative article on how to classify and deal with "hazardous locations" containing conductive or explosive substances either very often, or simply on occasion. The article explains the classifications of the National Electric Code (NEC), International Electrotechnic Commission (IEC), and Europe's ATEX. [See Juniper System's NEC, IEC, & ATEX -- A Guide to Intrinsically Safe Handhelds] -- Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 by chb

Cardinal Mobile adds new Trimble Juno T41 versions
Cardinal Mobile, an authorized distributor of Trimble rugged mobile computers and tablets, announced Trimble's expansion of the Juno T41 Handheld Computer configurations. The new configurations of the Trimble Juno T41, which can run either Android 4.1 or Windows Embedded 6.5, include high-speed 1D/2D barcode imaging "S" models, and enhanced, real-time 1-2 meter GPS accuracy "G" models. -- Posted Friday, August 16, 2013 by chb

Juniper Systems releases Juniper Aspect 1.2, a faster, easier-to-use version of its field mapping software
Juniper Systems announced a new release of its Juniper Aspect field mapping software (see our review of Juniper Aspect). The new release, Juniper Aspect 1.2, builds upon and adds to its previous strengths as an easy-to-use, versatile mapping tool designed to boost surveying efficiency and productivity, while being simple enough that anyone can quickly learn how to use it. Among new features are the ability to more extensively filter and organize data, and more easily import large amounts of data into Excel. Aspect 1.2 will now operate on most devices running Windows Mobile 6.0 or higher. [See Juniper press release] -- Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by chb

Intermec partners with Lowry Computer and SRA International for the U.S. Army's pRFID II Passive RFID contract
Intermec announced it has been chosen to provide the U.S. Army with Intermec's line of RFID, mobile computer and printer products in partnership with Lowry Computer Products and SRA International, Inc. for the Army's Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS) pRFID II $30 million contract. Under the contract, Intermec will provide their CN70 RFID and CN4 rugged mobile computers, their PM43 passive UHF RFID and barcode printer, and their IF2 Fixed RFID Reader. [See press release] -- Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by chb

Missouri counties use grant to purchase Juniper Systems Mesas for disaster management
To help better prepare for tornados, ice storms and flooding, local officials identified rugged handheld computers as a critical need to assist the counties in preparing for and manage disasters. They obtained a Homeland Security Grant, available through the state's Department of Public Safety, to purchase Juniper Systems Mesa rugged handhelds. [See Missouri Counties Receive Grant to Purchase Rugged Handhelds for Disaster Management] -- Posted Thursday, July 25, 2013 by chb

Moto's popular, versatile pistol-grip MC9000 Series mobile computer gets a thorough tech update, and it could net the company billions in replacement sales
Over the years, Motorola Solutions has sold over two million MC9000 Series rugged handhelds. Now they introduced the MC9200, which is compatible with all 9000 Series peripherals and accessories, but packs considerably more punch with a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor, twice the memory and storage, and faster WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n). On the software side, it's now Windows Embedded Compact 7 or Embedded Handheld 6.5.3, and there's FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification. [See press release and our description, analysis and specs of the Motorola Solutions MC9200] -- Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by chb

CipherLab adds push-to-talk to rugged CP60 handheld
Cipherlab USA announced that push-to-talk is now available on their Windows CE/Mobile-based CP60 enterprise mobile computer. With a WLAN or WLAN ad-hoc connection, push-to-talk can also pair up with just about anyone under the same subdomain. [See description and analysis of the Cipherlab CP60] -- Posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 by chb

Microsoft announces general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013. Unlike the Windows Phone consumer-oriented versions (and Windows Embedded Handheld that's based on Windows Phone 8), WEC 2013 is clearly targeted at small industrial devices based either on x86 or ARM processors. The press release emphasizes applications such as logic controllers, HMI panels, RFID scanners, lab equipment, GPS devices and other embedded devices. There is now Visual Studio 2012 support, quicker startup, and a general emphasis on improved performance. [See Microsoft WEC 2013 press release and the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 product page] -- Posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 by chb

Added: VT Miltope RPDA-1
VT Miltope's RPDA-1 is not for everyone. In fact, the Alabama-based specialist in rugged computing gear for military, industrial, and commercial aviation applications designed the device as a flexible and highly configurable rugged PDA platform able to run Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Linux or Android on its OMAP 3530 processor with Army requirements in mind. It has a 480 x 800 pixel 4.1-inch touchscreen and can be paired with expansion modules to address numerous military and industrial I/O and communications requirements. [See description, analysis and specs of the VT Miltope RPDA-1] -- Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by chb

How Motorola Solutions made two mobile computers condensation- and freezer-proof
Good phone conversation today with the PR folks from Motorola Solutions. The occasion was the introduction of two interesting new products, the Omni XT15f industrial handheld, and the Psion VH10f vehicle-mount computer. The key here is the "f" in both of the names. It stands for "freezer" and that's what the two new devices are all about. Big deal? [... read more] -- Posted Friday, May 17, 2013 by chb

Motorola introduces freezer-rated Psion VH10/VH10f
Motorola Solutions introduced the Psion VH10 and VH10f vehicle computers. The VH10 platform is specially suited for forklifts and similar, offering a bright 8-inch 800 x 480 pixel WVGA touchscreen as well as plenty of function keys and a full QWERTY keyboard. Windows CE 6.0 offers compatibility with numerous apps and software tools, and the device, which uses vehicle power but can also be ordered with a battery backup, is built for use in the harshest environments. The VH10f version includes internal and external heaters to guard against damage from moving in and out of freezer environments, as well as eliminate external condensation. [See description, analysis and specs of the Motorola Solutions Psion VH10/VH10f] -- Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by chb

Motorola introduces freezer-rated Psion Omnii XT15f
Motorola Solutions introduced the Omnii XT15f, a special "freezer and condensation-rated" version of the Psion Omnii XT15 rugged handheld. Since the temperature extremes and condensation issues when working in and around freezers can affect displays, touch screens, keypads, battery life and longevity, the XT15f includes a variety of frost-free and heating technologies that address those issues. [See description, analysis and specs of the Motorola Solutions Psion Omnii XT15f] -- Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by chb

6,500 Datalogic Elf mobile computers improve store replenishment efficiency at The Co-operative Food
Datalogic announced that The Co-operative Food, one of the largest food retailers in the United Kingdom, deployed 6,500 Datalogic's Elf Mobile Computer (see our analysis of the Elf) for speeding up daily operations, thereby increasing productivity of its SMART (Store Merchandising and Replenishment Transformation) system in more than 2,800 stores in the UK. [See Datalogic press release] -- Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by chb

Juniper Systems launches Get Rugged blog
Juniper Systems has revealed its new company blog, named Get Rugged. As the company itself, the Get Rugged blog concentrates on industries that collect data in rugged environments. Juniper's goal with the blog is to provide an entertaining, informative space for those in the data collection sphere who wish to learn more about their field and exchange ideas. Blog authors include Juniper Systems employees from across various departments, promising to offer a wide range of interesting topics and perspectives. "It is important to us for our customers to know that as individuals we are passionate about rugged data collection, and that we aren’t just a faceless business entity," said Kirk Earl, Marketing Communications Manager. [See Juniper press release and Get Rugged blog] -- Posted Thursday, May 2, 2013 by chb

Socket Mobile reports profitable 1Q2013
Socket Mobile, a longtime provider of mobile productivity solutions, announced 1Q2013 revenues of US$4.3 million, up 8% from 1Q2012. 1Q2013 net income was US75k, versus a net loss of US$872k 1Q2012. CEO Kevin Mills said that their SoMo 655 family of handheld computers and accessories grew 28% sequentially over the 4Q2012, and that the SoMo 655 (see our analysis of the SoMo 655) extends the availability of their classic PDA for at least five years (Microsoft announced continued support until 2020 for the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 OS running on the SoMo 655). [See Socket Mobile press release] -- Posted Friday, April 26, 2013 by chb

Added: QSI QTERM-G58 rugged HMI terminal
Also added: the QTERM-G58 human-machine interface terminal from QSI, which is the Salt Lake City-based US subsidiary of Swedish Beijer Electronics. The G58 is an ultra-rugged, highly customizable handheld terminal with such rare features as a sealed 12-pin multi-potocol connector to support EIA232/422/485 and USB, DC or battery operation, and either Windows Embedded CE 6.0 or QSI's own Qlarity object-based graphic programming language and environment. [See description, specs and analysis of the QSI QTERM-G58] -- Posted Monday, April 22, 2013 by chb

Added: Catchwell CW31 industrial PDA
Catchwell is a Korean manufacturer of rugged handheld computers and a top supplier of the Korean postal service. They make a number of very compact Windows CE/Windows Mobile devices such as the CW31 in the popular class of 3.5-inch keyboard PDAs. Powered by the 806MHz Marvell PXA320, the CW31 is available with your choice of 38- or 53-key keypad, 1D laser or 2D imager, and QVGA or full VGA display. It carries IP65 sealing and can handle 6-foot drops, yet weighs just 12.8 ounces. [See description, specs and analysis of the Catchwell CW31] -- Posted Monday, April 22, 2013 by chb

Added: Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black
With hundreds of millions of sleek, elegant, high-tech smartphones out there, Honeywell saw great potential for a more durable more rugged version of those devices, one that in Honeywell's words "marries the size, style and usability of a consumer device with the reliability and longevity of a traditional rugged handheld." The result is the Dolphin 70e Black, a stylish 7-ounce multi-talented ruggedized enterprise digital assistant that runs Android or Windows Mobile. [See description, specs and analysis of the Honeywell Dolphin 70e] -- Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by chb

Added: Janam XT85
Janam's XT85 is a compact, rugged keyboard PDA that merges legacy (design, display, IR, OS) and state-of-the-art (dual-band WiFi, 3G/4G WWAN, microSD, scanners) technology to appeal to enterprise deployments with higher operational and performance demands than older industrial handhelds can deliver, and where ruggedness requirements rule out consumer smartphones. [See description, specs and analysis of the Janam XT85] -- Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by chb

Added: Rugged Handheld Comparison Tool
RuggedPCReview.com has added a comprehensive rugged handheld computer comparison tool. The new utility allows site visitor to select via pull-down menus from about 100 leading rugged handhelds and compare complete technical specs of up to three devices side-by-side. Each tech spec includes an image of the device and a link to RuggedPCReview's description and analysis, as well as links to vendor pages. We're busy adding more rugged handhelds to the new comparison tool, and will also launch comparison tools for rugged tables, panels, and notebooks. [See the RuggedPCReview.com Handheld Comparison Tool] -- Posted Monday, April 15, 2013 by chb

Comparison table
  • Rugged handhelds
  • Windows CE/Mobile History
  • 2013/06: Embedded Compact 2013
  • 2013/01: Embedded 8 Handheld
  • 2011/03: Embedded Compact 7
  • 2011/01: Embedded Handheld
  • 2010/02: Windows Phone 7
  • 2009/09: Embedded CE 6.0 R3
  • 2009/08: Windows Mobile 6.5
  • 2008/04: Windows Mobile 6.1
  • 2007/02: Windows Mobile 6
  • 2006/08: Embedded CE 6.0
  • 2004/03: Smartphone
  • 2003/07: Windows Mobile 2003
  • 2002/01: Windows CE .Net
  • 2001/09: Pocket PC 2002
  • 2000/04: Pocket PC intro
  • 1998/11: H/PC Pro intro
  • 1997/11: Windows CE 2.0
  • 1996/11: Windows CE debuts
  • Windows CE timeline
  • Windows Embedded page
  • Industrial CE devices
  • Juniper Systems Archer 2
  • AMREL Rocky DF6
  • Intermec CN51
  • Motorola Solutions MC9200
  • VT Miltope RPDA-1
  • Motorola PsionXT15f
  • Motorola MC9190-G
  • Motorola MC3190-Z

  • Opticon H22
  • Honeywell Dolphin 99GX
  • Honeywell Dolphin 99EX
  • Catchwell CW20
  • Datalogic Skorpio X3
  • Catchwell CW31
  • Unitech PA968II
  • Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black
  • Datalogic Skorpio X3
  • Janam XT85
  • Motorola MC40
  • CipherLab CP50
  • Winmate C350T
  • CipherLab CP60
  • Motorola MC45 handheld
  • Datalogic Lynx PDA
  • Getac PS336
  • Intermec CK3R mobile computer
  • Intermec CK3X mobile computer
  • Motorola HC1 headset computer
  • Handheld Group Nautiz X1
  • Catchwell CW20
  • Opticon H22
  • Advantec-DLoG XMT 5/7
  • Socket SoMo 655
  • Trimble Juno 3B/3D
  • Intermec CV41
  • Bluebird Pidion BM-170
  • Bluebird Pidion BIP-7000
  • Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000
  • Bluebird Pidion BIP-5000
  • Winmate G570Z
  • Psion Omnii XT15
  • Janam XG105
  • DTResearch DT410
  • DTResearch DT415
  • Janam XG100
  • Janam XM60+ and XM66
  • ADLINK TIOT9000 (WinCE)
  • BAP Precision S-Series
  • Datalogic Rhino 10
  • Casio IT-300
  • Winmate 3.7" Rugged Handheld
  • Unitech PA690
  • Radix FW960
  • Handheld Group Nautiz X3
  • DAP M1000
  • Unitech PA550
  • Juniper Mesa Geo
  • Magellan eXplorist Pro 10
  • Psion EP10
  • Advantech TREK-510/303L
  • ACC Systems AT870
  • DAP Technologies M9010
  • Eurotech Zypad WL1500
  • LXE Tecton
  • Trimble Ranger 3
  • Datalogic Falcon X3
  • Intermec CN70
  • Intermec CN70e
  • Intermec CK70
  • Intermec CK71
  • DAP M4000 Series
  • Motorola MC55A0
  • Eurotech HRC-4200
  • Eurotech HRC-3100
  • DAP M2000 Series
  • Casio IT-800
  • Aceeca PDA32
  • Psion Teklogix Omnii XT10
  • Intermec CS40
  • Motorola MC75A0-MC
  • Juniper Systems Mesa
  • Motorola ES400
  • Juniper Systems TK6000
  • Motorola MC75A
  • Datalogic Elf
  • Unitech HT680
  • Psion Teklogix WorkAbout 3
  • Motorola MC3090-Z
  • Juniper Systems TK6000
  • Casio DT-X30
  • Motorola MC3100
  • Handheld US Nautiz X7
  • Datalogic Memor
  • Motorola MC9500
  • Getac PS236
  • Handheld US Nautiz X5
  • LXE MX9
  • Juniper Archer Longbow
  • Two Technologies Hydrus
  • Unitech PA968
  • Unitech PA600 PE
  • Advantech PWS-8033M
  • Datalogic R Series
  • Datalogic New Memor
  • Juniper Archer/XF101 dGPS
  • GETAC PS535F
  • Unitech PA600 HF
  • Casio IT-3100
  • Intermec CN50
  • Intermec CN4e
  • Intermec CN4
  • Two Technologies Hydrus Luna
  • Socket Somo 650rx
  • Juniper Systems Allegro MX
  • Motorola MC55 EDA
  • Trimble Tablet
  • Trimble Yuma
  • DT Research WebDT 400
  • Handheld U.S. M3 Mobile
  • Psion Teklogix NEO
  • Intermec CK3
  • Two Technologies Hydrus
  • 2 Technologies Jett.eye
  • Advantech MARS-1030
  • Datalogic Kyman
  • LXE VX3XPlus
  • LXE MX3XPlus
  • Handheld US M3 Mobile
  • Trimble GeoExplorer 2008
  • NEXCOM 2100 Series
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    66.55 - Itronix fex21
    57.85 - Intermec 6651
    55.20 - PenCentra 200
    54.89 - Intermec 70
    54.55 - iPAQ 3670
    41.55 - MobilePro 780
    40.18 - Clio 1050
    40.03 - MobilePro 880
    39.56 - Hitachi ePlate
    39.48 - Casio E-125
    39.26 - Casio IT-700
    38.85 - Aero 8000
    37.79 - Casio EM-500