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Operating System Strategy for Mobile Computers

Posted January 28, 2014

After more than a decade of stability using mobile computer operating systems based on successive versions of Microsoft Windows Mobile and its predecessors, the current situation is far more dynamic. Major players in the consumer smartphone market are migrating users to rich interfaces focused on screen interaction rather than keypads. Powerful multi-core processor architectures enable highly responsive applications. The tight integration of sensors, wireless connectivity, and application services frameworks are driving a new paradigm, allowing developers to easily integrate key functionality into their apps via standard system APIs. A large ecosystem has emerged to provide apps, resources, and tools to facilitate development.

But what does this mean for the enterprise? How does a changing user base drive new application interfaces? Which ecosystem should IT embrace for mobile devices? These are questions with no singular answer, yet multiple alternatives are offered for consideration. This paper will outline several options and provide guidance as to which ones may best fit the needs of each individual enterprise.

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The Honeywell MX9 Now Available With Windows Mobile 6.5

Posted December 19, 2012

Honeywell MX9 Mobile ComputerThe Honeywell MX9 is the ideal mobile computer for on-site applications, outdoor logistics operations, and any harsh environment where reliable data collection is needed.  Historically, the MX9 was only offered with Windows CE as the operating system.  To offer an even more flexible device, Honeywell has announced the new support for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 operating systems on the  MX9, MX9CS and MX9HL mobile computers.

The Windows Mobile operating system provides a common, robust environment for application development across Honeywell’s portfolio of mobile computers. Designed specifically to power mobile devices that operate in critical enterprise business applications, Windows Mobile offers an ideal solution for warehousing, supply chain and transportation application environments.

Honeywell will continue to support Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 on the MX9 mobile computing platforms.

For any questions on the new Windows Mobile 6.5 MX9 devices, contact us at BarcodesInc.