Viewsonic coming out with Windows CE-based wireless tablets and rugged PDAs

Viewsonic v212 WirelessTablet

Viewsonic has unveiled the enhanced V212 Wireless Tablet Client, targeting a number of vertical markets including health care, retail workers and home automation enthusiasts. The V212 will use the Microsoft CE.Net Framework to deliver a look and feel that is similar to Windows PCs and will be powered by a 520MHz Intel Bulverde processor and a separate video co-processor. It will come with a 10-inch touchscreen display, 64MB ROM and 128MB RAM (or higher depending on configuration), 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, optional built-in speakers, a mini USB port, 2 USB ports, and a CF card slot.

The V212 is available immediately with prices starting at $1499 USD.

Earlier this week, Viewsonic also unveiled the V38r-06, V38r-07 and V38r-07a rugged handheld computers powered by Microsoft’s Pocket PC 2003 operating system and Intel Xscale processors. These meet the IP54 design standards for sealing against dust, moisture and extreme environmental conditions and come with Bluetooth, GPS tracking and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi. Prices start at $1,599 USD.

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