Socket Mobile unveils Socket SoMo 65O

Socket SoMo 650

After much teasing since January, Socket Mobile has been teasing everyone with details of an upcoming device. Today, they unveiled the SoMo 650. The new Socket SoMo 650 is built to address the market that exists between consumer-oriented PDAs and heavy duty industrial devices. The sleek, durable device uses a touch screen and is based on the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system to ensure the highest level of mobile application compatibility and gives workers a familiar computing environment. It will come with an extended, multi-year service warranty and a three to five year lifecycle that will appeal to enterprises relying on such devices for their operations.

The SoMo 650 is powered by a 624MHz process and Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition. It comes with 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM, a 3.5-inch QVGA display, reinforced CompactFlash and SDIO slots, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and a durable casing to ensure that it can withstand multiple drops from one meter onto vinyl-covered concrete.

The SoMo 650 will sell for about $650 USD and will ship in the second quarter.

Socket Mobile is also planning a number of other handheld computing products this year.

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