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Vodafone to carry BSQUARE Power Handheld device

BSQUARE Corporation recently 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.

BSQUARE’s Power Handheld is a turnkey solution enabling wireless operators and OEMs to rapidly bring highly differentiated mobile devices to market. The very small hand-held form factor allows for great portability with powerful functionality – important features that further drive their ARPU (Average Revenue per Unit). 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. Power Handheld incorporates the latest Intel® XScale™ and Microsoft Windows CE .NET technologies.

Availability

Power Handheld from Vodafone U.K. is available immediately in Great Britain. Details on pricing and services are available from Vodafone, Details on handheld available from www.bsquare.com.

Specifications
Processor Type Intel XScale PXA @ 400MHz
Operating System Windows CE .NET
Display Viewing Size 4.0” (diagonal)
Colors 65,536
Display Type TFT-LCD, Resolution 640 x 480 (VGA), Display Mode Landscape
User Input Keyboard Retractable QWERTY
Touch Screen Stylus Input
Navigation Buttons 5-Way Joypad, Back/Escape, L & R Trigger
Zoom 2X Zoom Hot Key
Audio Microphone Built-in
Accessories via 2.5mm jack
Headset Combination hands-free phone headset/stereo headphones,
Volume Control, Phone/Stereo Control
Memory / Storage (2 configurations)
RAM 64 MB / 128MB
Flash Memory 32 MB / 64MB
Internal User Storage 10MB / 32MB
Removable Storage SD memory slot (up to 1GB)
Data I/O Synchronization Cradle, IrDA, Wireless
SDIO via SD slot /USB Slave/ IrDA 115kbps
Phone: Model 1 GSM 900/1800 MHz, Model 2 GSM 900/1900 MHz
Audio via hands-free headset or speaker phone mode
Battery / Power Integrated Rechargeable Lithium Ion Polymer 1900 mAh
Charge Time 4 hours, Sleep 3 weeks
GSM Stand-by 120 hours, GSM Talk-time 4 hours, GPRS w/Browsing approx. 3 hours
AC Adapter Input 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Output 5 VDC, 2.8 Amp
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Size 140mm x 87 mm x 19.5 mm
Weight 290g (approx.)

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