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Handheld Europe release Nautiz X5 a rugged PDA with GPS

pocketgpsworld.comHandheld Europe release Nautiz X5: a new ruggedised PDA with GPS at Cebit. Unlike the Getac announced earlier this week the Nautiz X5 features wireless with 3G GSM/UMTS capabilities so it is really a Smartphone. Looking at the specs it is more like a Smartphone on Steroids...

The Nautiz X5 has an 806MHz PXA320 processor with 256Mb ram. There is and additional 512Mb integrated flash memory which can be expanded further with MicroSD cards. The device is based on Windows Mobile 6.1 and has a 3.5\" VGA resolution screen.

Connectivity includes: USB, Serial, Infrared, Bluetooth 2.0, Wireless 802.11b/g, SiRF III, 3G cellular. If that is not enough for you then the unit also includes a 3MP camera and a barcode reader.

The Nautiz X5 can withstand a drop of 6 feet and is sealed from particulate to IP6X and water to IPX5 standards... A tough all round device.

The full Handheld Press Release follows:

Worldwide Premier for the New NAUTIZ X5 Rugged PDA From Handheld


- Handheld Europe Today Launches the All New Nautiz X5 Rugged PDA at CeBit in Hannover. Nautiz X5 is a State of the Art Rugged PDA With Sensational Processing Speed and More Integrated Features Than any Rugged Product on the Market

Handheld Europe introduced today the new Nautiz X5 rugged PDA. The full-featured PDA comes with an impressive 806 Mhz processor and an array of advanced features such as integrated 3 mega-pixel camera with autofocus capabilities, integrated barcode scanner, WLAN, Bluetooth, 3G cellular capabilities, and GPS with InstantFix II. The Nautiz X5 weighs only 410 grams, is IP65 rated and can also handle extreme temperatures and multiple drops from 1.8 m.

\"The features of the Nautiz X5 are outstanding - customers will not find another computer with such advanced features in a rugged and value-priced package. The processing speed, 3G cellular communication, GPS and the camera in particular really offer our customers a combination they can\'t find anywhere else.\" said Thomas Lofblad, Managing Director of Handheld Europe.

The Nautiz X5 comes standard with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB built-in Flash storage. The long-life 4400 MAh Li-ion battery provides more than all day performance, is rechargeable and hot-swappable. The Nautiz X5 also has a microSD slot for memory expansion. The transflective full VGA color display and touch screen provide sharp and clear resolution even while working outdoors.

The Nautiz X5 rugged PDA is built on the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform with a powerful X-scale 806 MHz processor making it one of the fastest rugged PDAs on the market. The Nautiz X5 works as a phone with 3G cellular communication (HSDPA/EDGE) and the unit also has fully integrated Bluetooth and 802.11b/g WLAN with CCX certification.

The integrated 3 mega-pixel camera comes with autofocus capabilities and LED Flash - a combination not usually seen in this type of device. And the integrated SiRF star III GPS chip with InstantFix II provides near instantaneous position computation for navigation or gathering location-based information. The integrated high quality laser scanner reads all common barcodes and a 2-D imager is available as an option.

\"At Handheld, our goal is always to offer the best rugged products at the right price. With the Nautiz X5 we have outdone ourselves and are able to offer our customers a never before seen product\" said Thomas Lofblad, Managing Director of Handheld Europe.

The Nautiz X5 rugged PDA is available for testing and reviews immediately and will be shown at the CeBit Show in Hannover Germany, March 3-8. Handheld will be in Hall 7, Stand D10.

Click here for more details including full specs.
Posted by mikealder on Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:37 pm Reply with quote

No hint of a price on these rugged PDA's both this one and the new one from Getac posted yesterday, I wonder how much change you would get out of grand for either unit?? - Mike

Posted by meestermartinho on Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:34 pm Reply with quote

Its a similar spec to the Symbol MC-75 which costs about 1700

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