Industrial Computing Guardian Model 135 PDA

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Industrial Computing has expanded its Guardian line of Windows CE 5.0-powered “military-grade” PDAs by introducing the dust- and drop-proof Guardian Model 135. It might not look as though it is up to the task when it comes to harsh environments, but it should be more than adequate for the average butterfingers who works in rather harsh environments. It complies with MIL-STD-810F and IP67 standards, enabling it to shrug off five-foot drops to concrete, being sprayed with water, or even being immersed. It will also outlast the average human in the heat, operating in temperatures of up to 140 deg. F. For more details on the specifications, check out the list after the jump.

  • Processor: Marvell PXA270 clocked at 624MHz
  • Memory: 128MB of RAM and 128MB of flash
  • Display: 3.5″ in either QVGA (320 x 240) or VGA (640 x 480) versions
  • Keys: Numeric keypad, directional keys, triggers for optional scanner
  • WLAN: 802.11b/g
  • WPAN: Bluetooth 1.2 (no Bluetooth 2.0? Bummer!)
  • 2 x USB (1 host, 1 client)
  • 1 x RS232
  • Microphone jack
  • Headphone output
  • Pass-through connector for cradle
  • SD memory card slot
  • PCMCIA Type II slot
  • 1900mAH lithium-ion battery
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 60 deg. C (-4 to 140 deg. F)

There is no word on pricing or availability as at press time, but my guess is the elder sibling, the Guardian Model 137 is already ready to be purchased which means the 135 can’t be too far off behind. How many of you would actually pick up an industrial grade PDA just because you’re naturally clumsy (like yours truly)? I know I wouldn’t as the social stigma is there, and the design isn’t exactly to die for in the first place anyways. I guess folks like me will just have to learn to be more careful with my belongings whenever I hold them.

Source: Windows for Devices

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