[CoMoDev] Memo from the cool convergent device department

  • From: David Beers <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 19:03:01 -0600

Hope you folks don't mind me sending out pointers to items like the following 
every once in a while.

This is one of the most interesting "converged" devices I've seen in a while: 

It does wireless data *and* voice (GSM/GPRS), it has a built-in GPS receiver, 
it's ruggedized, and it has a BIG rotatable touchscreen that is designed for 
finger rather than stylus operation.  For industrial applications you can also 
get it configured with a barcode reader, RFID reader, Imager (?) and/or 
fingerprint reader. And of course it can support WiFi and Bluetooth through a 
CF card adapter.  It has a rather unusual form factor: too big to be 
pocketable, but much more mobile than a laptop since it doesn't need a lap.  
Think commercial applications, not consumer or boardroom stuff.  

Be sure to scroll down and click on some of the thumbnail pictures. The docking 
stations for desktop and car are particularly interesting. Some wonderful 
industrial design here.

Sorry, it looks like it currently isn't sold in the US. I'm tempted to ask one 
of the UK salespeople to give me a call just so I can find out the price and 
whether they can ship and support them here in the colonies.


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