Symbol MC35 Handheld Mobile Computer
The Symbol MC 35 is the first true smartphone from the world's barcode scanning leader. The MC 35 features Windows Mobile 5.0 Phone Edition, Bluetooth, IrDA, 802.11b/g LAN, GSM/GPRS WAN and GPS. The MC 35 also features an optional 2 megapixel digital camera and/or a 1D/2D barcode imager. Other features include an SDIO expansion slot, voice-over-Wi-Fi and push-to-talk capability. Each device ships with a charger unit.Keep your on-the-move workers connected, responsive and productive with the little device that offers big business functionality. This pocketable device puts the combined power of a mobile phone, notebook, camera and bar code scanner at the fingertips of your employees, in a durable device whose product life well exceeds that of the traditional consumer smartphone or PDA.
The MC35 is a connected Windows Mobile 5 device incorporating a quad-band GSM phone with GPRS/EDGE support. This is some way from the cutting edge, given that Windows Mobile 6 devices with 3G/HSDPA support are increasingly common.
The processor is IntelÂ’s 416MHz PXA270 and there's 64MB of SDRAM plus 128MB of flash ROM. After a hard reset, our review sample reported 41MB of free storage memory. As usual, storage capacity can be augmented using flash memory cards: the MC35 has a covered SD slot on the top edge of the casing for this purpose.
Bluetooth (1.2), and infrared are integrated, as is a GPS receiver. Various iterations of the MC35 are available, with or without Wi-Fi and/or a camera. Our review sample had both, the 802.11b/g Wi-Fi working perfectly on our wireless network. The 2-megapixel camera has a small flash unit and shoots stills at resolutions up to 1,600 by 1,200 pixels. The camera can also double up for barcode reading, which may prove useful in some inventory management situations.