Intermec’s Rugged Smartphone

Intermec, which makes a range of rugged handheld devices for use in such areas as warehouses, health care settings and construction, is rolling out the CS40, a rugged mobile computer that has the size and looks for a smartphone.

The CS40, announced Sept. 20, offers a host of features that put it into the “rugged” category, including the ability to withstand multiple four-foot drops onto concrete and protection from dust and liquid, and fills a gap that traditional consumer smartphones can’t, according to John O’Rourke, vice president of global marketing at Intermec. The CS40, like other Intermec devices, is designed to have a five-year lifespan, which is significantly longer than that of many smartphones, which users tend to turn over after a year or so. The CS40 is built on Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Handheld technologies and runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. It comes with a full QWERTY physical keyboard or an alpha-numeric keyboard, includes a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with a stylus, supports UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems) 3G, 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth, and a 3 megapixel camera.

For more, read the eWeek article Intermec Unveils Rugged Handheld Device.

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