Socket Communications, Inc. has announced its new handheld mobile computer designed to make essential business mobile productivity solutions possible and affordable. The company’ is positioning itself as a a one-stop supplier of mobile computing hardware systems, relying on its extensive line of mobile data collection and networking connectivity peripherals combined with the new handheld.
The new Socket SoMo 650 is built to address the market that exists between consumer-oriented PDAs and heavy duty industrial devices. The device uses a touch screen and is based on the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system. The SoMo 650 handheld computer’s flexible design enables ease of customization and integration with Socket and third party peripherals and information systems.
The SoMo 650 includes 802.11b/g Wi-Fi technology, Bluetooth 2.0 radio with enhanced data rate, and reinforced CompactFlash and SDIO slots.
Users will benefit of its 128MB SDRAM and 256MB Flash memory, which is more than most Windows Mobile devices currently in the market. The device runs on an Intel processor operating at 624MHz.
Socket Mobile says the SoMo 650 is the first in a family of handheld computing products the company will rollout in 2007 and is available through Socket distribution channels, resellers and vertical industry partners in the U.S. as well as selected countries in Asia Pacific and Europe with an MSRP of US$648.
The company is on track to ship the SoMo 650 during the second quarter, starting with limited production in April and mass production in May. The handheld computer will be available in various packaged configurations that may include a wall charger, docking cradle and carrying case.