August 11, 2009

Rugged PDA Moving to Linux

Article Source LinuxDevices
August 11, 2009, 1:45 pm

sdg_nomad_android_thm.jpgSDG Systems is porting Linux to a rugged handheld computer that currently runs Windows Mobile. Aimed at applications including parcel delivery, Bluebird Soft's BIP-6000 offers a 3.5-inch VGA touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, 1D/2D barcode scanner, RFID and IrDA readers, WiFi, GPS, and HDSPA.

A value-added reseller of mobile computers and PDAs, SDG Systems specializes in porting Windows Mobile-based handhelds to Linux and Android. In May, the company ported the Tripod Data Systems (TDS) Nomad PDA (pictured) to Android 1.5. The year before, it ported the same rugged, "military-grade" PDA to Linux, reselling it as the Trimble Nomad...

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