Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged handheld now with Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

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Handheld Group, manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, tablets and handhelds, now offers its ultra-rugged handheld and enterprise smartphone Nautiz X1 with Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, Microsoft's operating system optimised for use in enterprise handheld devices.

The Nautiz X1 is the perfect blend of an ultra-rugged handheld device and an enterprise smartphone. It is slim and lightweight yet incredibly tough with an IP67 ingress protection rating which means that it is fully dustproof and waterproof. It has been tested according to MIL-STD-810G military test standards to endure humidity, vibration, shock and extreme high and low temperatures.

Since its launch, the Nautiz X1 has run the Android 4.0 operating system. Handheld now also offers the choice of Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system optimised for use in enterprise handheld devices. Built on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform, Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 enables OEMs and enterprises to achieve application portability between Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Embedded Handheld devices, running mobile line-of-business applications on a platform that ensures that data is captured securely and efficiently.

"With Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, the Nautiz X1 will now have broader appeal. This OS is the operating system of choice for many enterprise users of ultra-rugged computers," said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. "We're now also shipping all units with a spare extended battery as part of the standard package, for an even better field experience."

The Nautiz X1 weighs 180 grams (6.3 ounces) and is sized 125 mm (4.9") x 65 mm (2.6") x 15 mm (0.6"). It has a 4-inch special sunlight-readable display with capacitive touchscreen and ultra-durable Gorilla Glass. It runs on a powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor and has 1 GB of RAM. It features BT, Wi-Fi, compass, professional u-blox GPS, and 5-megapixel camera.

The Nautiz X1 with Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 is being shown at Handheld expos and trade shows worldwide. To see the full schedule of upcoming events, click here:

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