SDG Systems’ Adds Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 to Short List of “Rugged” Android Handsets

SDG Systems has announced that and Android version of their Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 handheld is available.  Based on Android 1.5, the BIP-6000 is designed Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and Value-Added Reseller (VAR) as well as end users who want to develop commercial applications for Android on a “rugged” handset.  When we say rugged, we mean it meets the “military standards for drops, vibration, temperature, pressure, moisture, and sand and dust exposure.”  Chances are, it can withstand more than you.The BIP-6000 sits next to SDG’s Trimble Nomad as the only two rugged handheld devices with Android backbones.  While the BIP-6000 comes with the Cupcake build today, Android 2.0/2.1 is expected later this quarter or early Q2.  Also expected in the same time frame is support for 2D scanning and RFID capabilities.

Specs for the Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 include:

  • 806 MHz processor
  • QWERTY or numeric keypad
  • 1D bar code scanning
  • 3MP camera with autofocus and flash
  • GSM voice, HSDPA 3G cellular data
  • VGA (480×640 resolution) 3.5″ TouchWindow LCD screen

Front/Back of Windows Mobile Version

Source: Engadget

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