Unlimited everything

Sprint offers new and cheap Unlimited Plan

Framily First

Sprint introduces new plans for Framilies to share

Sprint

Hesse out at Sprint

Billion Dollar Babies

WSJ says Sprint to stop T-Mo buyout talks

General News

Sprint's first quarter 2014 results show they finally turned a profit

General News

Sprint announces 30-day trial for new customers

General News

Sprint expands LTE service to 28 more cities

General News

Sprint expanding LTE roaming to more rural and regional carriers

General News

Any Sprint customer, even those with old phones, can enroll in insurance this month

General News

T-Mobile merger with Sprint looks more likely as Softbank and Deutsche Telekom agree on sale

General News

Sprint takes device security to a whole new level with latest comprehensive package

General News

Sprint begins throttling users in congested areas

Podcast

Vector 39: Net neutrality and carrier complexity

General News

Sprint announces new international add-on for Framily Plan subscribers

General News

Here's how Sprint can save you money on Spotify

General News

Sprint shares Q1 report, still making a loss with network upgrades

General News

Sprint continues with LTE rollout, launches enhanced 4G speeds in 6 new cities

General News

Sprint plans to enable SIM unlocking on Windows Phone devices next year

General News

Sprint will pay rivals' termination fees when you sign up for a Framily plan

Software

Sprint confirms Windows Phone 8.1 update for HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo this summer

< >
1

Motorola and Sprint announce Windows embedded device


Back in June, Microsoft announced that they were working on another Mobile OS for enterprise devices based on Windows Mobile 6.5. Steve Ballmer stated that "In the next six months we will release a new embedded OS called Windows Embedded Handheld, based on Windows Mobile 6.5 technologies ..."

Today, just over three months since Microsoft's announcement, Sprint and Motorola announced they will be releasing the first mobile enterprise handheld device, running Windows Embedded (which features WinMo 6.5.3).  The Motorola ES400S will be available for as low as $499.99 and will offer integrated voice and data capabilities.  The ES400S is expected to be available by the end of October.

Specs on the Motorola include:

  • Customizable Motorola Enterprise User Interface (MEUI) makes business-critical information and functions available with one key press. Includes enterprise-specific enhancements like photo annotation
  • Enterprise-class security including built-in Biometric fingerprint reader
  • Durable construction to withstand dust, drops and bumps, with certifications for MIL-STD 810G, for a 4-foot drop, and IP42 sealing specifications
  • 3-inch VGA touchscreen
  • 3.2 MP camera with red line aimer for easy barcode scanning and one-button push-to-scan for one- and two-dimensional barcode reading
  • Wi-Fi/802.11 a/b/g with Enterprise Security
  • 1 GB ROM/256 MB RAM
  • CDMA EVDO Rev. A for domestic service and HSPA/GSM for international roaming
  • VoIP ready
  • GPS
  • Battery: 1540 mAh standard battery and 3080 mAh extended battery (sold separately)

Call it a re-incarnation for Windows Mobile or a stop-gap measure until Windows Phone 7 can transition into enterprise devices but it's nice to see Windows Mobile still hanging around.  You can find the full press release from Sprint here.

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

Comments

There is 1 comment. Sign in to comment

says:

I really think that they're going to keep WM6.5.x around until they get WP7 feature complete as far as business goes.

I'll give it another year of life left, by this time next year I think WP7 will have a few updates and most things added that it's missing atm. Hell we could be talking about WP7.1 by then.