Nautiz X1 rugged smartphone now with Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

Rugged device has previously only run on the Android 4.0 operating system, but it now comes with the choice of Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system

Nautiz X1 rugged smartphone now with Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

Handheld Group is now offering 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 blends the benefits of an ultra-rugged handheld device and an enterprise smartphone. It is slim, lightweight and 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, but Handheld is now also offering the choice of the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system.

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.

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