ViewsonicBy David Edney

Viewsonic, the makers of all things monitor, have decided to come out with not one, but seven ruggedized handhelds. Here’s the deets and there are a lot of them: the units run on Windows Mobile 2003 and are powered by Intel XScale processors. They meet IP54 design standards for sealing against dust, moisture and extreme environmental conditions. The features include 3.5-inch 240 x 320 (QVGA) LCD display, 416MHZ-520MHZ Intel Xscale processor, Jog dial, SD card slot and hot-swappable Lithium Ion batteries which allow battery changes without shutdown or loss of data. They also come with 802.11b/g wireless, Bluetooth, bar code scanner, 1.3 megapixel camera (with most models), fingerprint sensor (with most models) and GPS (Global Positioning System) support with one model. This thing is loaded and it only weighs 12 oz, so it fits in the Christmas stocking very nicely.

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