BSQUARE announced that Vodafone is the first wireless operator selling BSQUARE Power Handheld devices. Power Handheld devices are now available in limited quantity to enterprise customers and mobile professionals through select Vodafone stores in the U.K. market. The device was developed under the code name "Maui".
BSQUARE's Power Handheld is a turnkey solution enabling wireless operators and OEMs to bring highly differentiated mobile devices to market. The very small handheld form factor allows for great portability with powerful functionality. In addition, Power Handheld is a platform allowing wireless operators and OEMs to grow their customer base by providing line of business applications and messaging solutions leveraging email, SMS and voice.
Power Handheld features integrated email with no limitations web browsing, a comprehensive suite of productivity software applications, a full VGA resolution display, a retractable QWERTY thumb-type keyboard, integrated GSM cell phone, and built-in wireless data via access to high-speed, always-on GPRS data networks. This allows enterprises to immediately extend their productivity applications to a wireless device without additional development to fit a small screen.
The Power Handheld is based on Intel XScale and Microsoft Windows CE .NET technologies. The basic software comes with Pocket Word, Pocket Outlook, support for Microsoft .NET and ActiveSync technology.
It comes with two options of memory: 64 MB or 128MB RAM, 32 MB / 64MB FLASH and a removable storage SD memory slot (up to 1GB). The display has a viewing size of 4.0”, it's capable of showing 65,536 colours and resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA - Landascape).
It's a GSM/GPRS device, capable of 120 hours standby, 4 hours talk time and 3 hours of GPRS usage. The device is SD IO enabled and supports wi-fi SDIO and Bluetooth SDIO.