WM6.5 still the OS of choice for “handheld computers”



Author l3v5y // in Device

image Datalogic have recently published specs of a powerful, keyboarded device for deliver, scanning, stock keeping etc.

The Elf runs a 624MHz Marvell PXA310 supported by 256/256MB RAM/ROM and a 3.5 inch (presumably resistive) touchscreen. On top of that, it supports GPS, 1D and 2D barcode scanners and RFITs. It also features USB 2.0 client and USB 1.1 host. The Elf can supposedly survive a 5 foot drop. Oh, and it either has a 3000mAh or 5000mAh batter packs!

It, like most other devices in this class, is running WM6.5, indicating that whilst consumers may not be in love with it, enterprise users, and those looking for ruggedised devices still choose WM as the premier platform. This is an area I’m sure WP7 won’t do well at, so I have a feeling WM6.5 may be around for longer than anyone has anticipated.

Datalogic via Windows for Devices.

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