On Oct 1st, Intermec has introduced the CN51, a rugged mobile computer designed for workers who need to be fast, versatile, empowered and well informed. The rugged handheld can support Microsoft’s Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system or Google’s Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The CN51 measures 6.45 inches by 2.93 by 1.09 (at its thinnest width) and 1.26 at its thickest, and weighs 12.3 ounces. Not a bad size at all, in our minds. Just take a tape measure to your smart phone while it is in it’s otterbox. Its physical keyboards—both QWERTY or strictly numeric are options—are paired with a 4-inch WVGA display (480 by 800 pixels) with both multitouch and resistive touch technologies, which means the display doesn’t only respond to a fingertip. A user can collect a signature with a pen cap (in addition to the included stylus), as well as use the CN51 while wearing gloves, or even with wet hands. This is great for outdoor or more industrial type environments.