First Android Rugged Device Unveiled
SDG Systems, the sellers of rugged mobile computers, cameras and hardware have announced an android-based version for their rugged Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000. It can operate under the freezing temperature of -18 degree Celsius or under the boiling temperature of 55 degree Celsius. Officially, BIP 6000 has been approved to the IP65 level and can resist vibration, shock, temperature, altitude and humidity.
The device will run Google Android 1.5, but an upgraded version will be available in the upcoming months. Other major features included in it are 806MHz processor, QWERTY keyboard, 3MP camera with flash and auto focus, 1D bar code scanning, and GSM voice and HSDPA 3G cellular data. The screen of this rugged android phone is of size 3.5 inches and it has a VGA resolution, 480 X 640 pixels.
With that release, I’m sure we will start seeing more and more Android based PDA’s and EDA’s coming in. Will be interesting to see how field users will react to the new OS.