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Symbol MC9097

Rugged flashlight-style handheld supports WAN/LAN/PAN and Walkie-Talkie
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The Symbol MC9097 builds on the superb MC9000 platform by incorporating the latest technology updates as well as a number of special features such as always-on voice and data connection to co-workers, clients, and associates as well as business applications and systems.

On the technology side, the MC9097 uses the 624MHz version of Intel's XScale PXA270 processor, the top of the line, and supported by 64MB of RAM andf 128MB Flash. It also has onboard 802.11 a/b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, and PAN connectivity, several alpha and numeric keypad options, various scanner options.

Perhaps most impressive is the unit's WWAN Nextel Nationwide Walkie-Talkie functionality that provides instant, cost-effective, push-to-talk voice communications, broad geographic coverage, guaranteed message delivery on a reliable network. Unlike older models, the MC9097 uses the Windows Mobile 5.0 OS platform. And since this haldheld will be used in demanding environment, it offers IP64 sealing and an impressive drop specification. Symbol also stresses the 2000 "one-meter tumbles" at room temperature. You can drop this thing and it keeps on going.

This platform eventually became the foundation of the Motorola MC9500 that was introduced in September of 2009.

Form-factor Rugged flashlight-style handheld
CPU Speed Intel PXA270/624 MHz
OS Windows Mobile 2005 Phone Edition
Card slots SD/MMC Card
Display type TFT
Display size/res 3.8"/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys 28/38/43/53-key numeric and alpha keypads
Navigation directional control, triggers
Housing impact-resistant plastic
Operating Temp -4 to 122F
Sealing IP64
Shock 6 foot drop
Size (WxHxD) 3.6 x 9.0 x 2.2
Weight 20-23 ounces
Power Li-Ion 7.2V, 1550 or 2200mAh
Interface 1D scan, 1D/2D imager, dock
Wireless 802.11a/b/g, iDEN 800-900MHz, GPS-enabled, Bluetooth
List price Inquire
Contact www.symbol.com
Windows Mobile Info
  • Windows Mobile 6
  • Windows Mobile 5
  • Windows Mobile Smartphone
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE .Net
  • Windows for Pocket PC 2002
  • Pocket PC intro 2000
  • Windows CE H/PC Pro 1998
  • Windows CE 2.0 1997
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