Yesterday Motorola announced the release of the MC9500, an industrial-class addition to the best-selling Motorola MC9000 series. The MC9500 should appeal to businesses engaged in package delivery, field service, and transportation & logistics industries. The MC9500–with its state-of-the art design–is the next step in the evolution of mobile computing. It is the first mobile computer based on Motorola’s Mobility Platform Architecture 2.0 and runs Windows Mobile 6.1.
Key features of the MC9500 include:
- Supports 3.5G wireless for faster connections over GSM HSDPA and CDMA-EVDO Rev. A networks.
- Max FlexWAN is a customer-swappable WAN feature that enables a business to deploy the MC9500 and then choose the carrier and 3.5G network for best coverage in different geographies.
- IST (Interactive Sensor Technology) uses motion-sensing capabilities to support motion-sensing applications and improve power management by automatically placing the unit in sleep mode when it placed face down.
- Large 3.7-in. color touch display.
- Choice of 5 interchangeable keypad configurations.
- 3-megapixel auto-focus camera that can be used as a scanner or image-capturing device for decoding both 1D and 2D bar codes and capturing high-resolution photographs, video footage and documents.
- Enterprise-class GPS functionality.
- 802.11a/b/g support.
- Accelerometer that switches the screen capture between portrait and landscape modes based on the orientation of the device.
- The lithium battery provides eight hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time and Motorola MAX Battery management technology provides information indicators on the battery that allow backroom managers and users to see the charge level as well as battery health to ensure maximum up-time.
- Universal accessory system to organize space for charging cradles, power packs and cables.