Feeds

Symbol readies slimmer corporate PDA phone?

MC35 said to offer VoIP, push-to-talk, optional Wi-Fi

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Exclusive Barcode reader specialist and soon-to-be Motorola subsidiary Symbol may be set to launch its latest PDA phone in Q1 2007, Reg Hardware has learned, a more lightweight alternative to the beefier devices it's offered to date.

Dubbed the MC35, the handheld is said to be a "durable, lightweight... all-in-one enterprise communication device", according to company blurb sent our way this week. Alas, the information - from a source in a position to be familiar with the company's plans - didn't include a full specification sheet, but the MC35 is thought to contain full mobile phone functionality and a built-in GPS receiver. It will run Windows Mobile software, almost certainly version 5.0. We'd expect Bluetooth to be part of the spec too.

symbol's upcoming mc35 wireless pda?

Symbol's launch schedule should see the MC35 ship in February, a month after the company unveils the product. March and April will see the non-English language variants ship, along with what's down as a "WLAN version", suggesting Wi-Fi support will be offered as an optional extra.

The MC35 will apparently offer "multi-mode voice and data communication", including push-to-talk functionality. 'Multi-mode' may refer to voice calls over VoIP as well cellular, though the information we have isn't conclusive. VoIP is a part of Symbol's currently available MC50 PDA, so it's a good bet the technology will be included in the MC35 too. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.