Symbol Technologies, has released a pocket PC which incorporates a mobile phone. The PPT 2740 integrates Spectrum24, the manufacturer's wireless local area network (Lan) technology, for real-time voice communication.
Mobile technology also means that the device can access information or connect to the internet without the need to physically link it to an external phone line.
A member of the Extreme Environments range of products, the PPT 2740 is sealed to offer protection against wind, rain and dust. The manufacturer also claims that it can withstand multiple drops onto hard surfaces from up to 1.2 metres.
The device operates by touch or pen input and allows the user to navigate various applications through the familiar Windows-based environment. Buttons and triggers are designed to allow users one-handed operation with either hand.
Weighing less than 335 grams and measuring 18cm high, the device has the ability to capture, compute and communicate data from anywhere within range of the wireless Lan network. Available now, the PPT 2740 is shipped by A2000 Distribution.
Separately, Symbol has announced record turnover and profit for its third quarter ended 30 September. Turnover rose to $374m, 27.4 per cent higher than the $293m the year before. The vendor said profit for the period was $40.5m, 31.5 per cent higher than the $31m earned in the same quarter last year.
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