July 2012

YRCW Worldwide to deploy Intermec CN70e to 10,000 drivers
YRC Worldwide announced that it will be deploying Intermec CN70e handheld mobile devices to more than 10,000 professional city drivers for YRCW Freight, Reddaway and Holland beginning in October. Drivers will be able to maximize productivity, enhance customer service, optimize pickup and delivery operations, and more expediently enter shipment information and communicate it to the dispatch centers. [See YRC Worldwide press release] -- Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 by chb

N-trig offers single-chip pen and multi-touch solution
N-trig, which makes the DuoSense pen and multi-touch user interface, announced that the fourth gen DuoSense chipset family includes single-chip solutions. While competing solutions require either two sensors or multiple chips to support pen and multi-touch, N-trig offers both on a single chip and a single sensor in a compact, low-power solution suitable even for the handheld market. [See N-trig DuoSense overview] -- Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by chb

Motion releases more powerful CL910 tablet
Motion released the Motion CL910, a ultra-mobile, durable 2.2 pound tablet with a 1366 x 768 pixel 10.1-inch outdoor-viewable display that offers both the ease-of-use of projected capacitive multi-touch and the accuracy of an active pen. A new dual-core Atom N2600 processor and other tech updates yields significant performance improvements over the predecessor CL900 model. Pricing starts at US$1,259. [See analysis and specs of the Motion CL910] -- Posted Thursday, July 19, 2012 by chb

Getac E110 rugged tablet: compelling blend of legacy support and next gen technology
With a 10.1-inch daylight-readable 1366 x 768 pixel resistive multi-touch display that works with gloves on, and a speedy 1.86GHz dual core Intel Atom N2800 processor, Getac's new E110 rugged tablet offer a very attractive blend of legacy compatibility/support and next gen design and technology that should greatly appeal to its intended audience in field service, utilities, industry and public safety. [See description and specs of the Getac E110 rugged tablet] -- Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by chb

Nokia's dire situation
Things look dim for Nokia, the former undisputed Number 1 in cellphones. Completely sleeping through the smartphone revolution, Nokia's stock dropped 98% since 2000, and the upcoming release of the latest financials on July 19 could make things worse. The flagship Lumina 9000 phone is selling poorly, according to market researcher Asymco only about 330,000 units in the all-important US market where Nielsen says the Windows Phone market share has dropped to just 0.3%. Add to that the fact that the upcoming Windows Phone 8 is incompatible with any older versions of Windows Phone, including the 7.5 version installed on the Lumina 9000, and Nokia will have to pull a major rabbit out of its hat to remain relevant. -- Posted Monday, July 16, 2012 by chb

LightSpeed partners with Socket Mobile to bring interactive POS experience to retail
Socket Mobile, a provider of mobile productivity solutions, announced a partnership with LightSpeed, a technology company that is reinventing the retail experience with the industry's first interactive point of sale system, combining personalized selling with inventory scanning, wireless payments and powerful intuitive retail tools for Mac OS and iOS. -- Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by chb

NPD DisplaySearch: tablet shipments to pass notebook shipments in 2016
NPD DisplaySearch projects tablet shipments to surpass notebook shipments by 2016. According to the projection, while notebook PC shipments are expected to increase from 208 million units in 2012 to 393 million units by 2017, tablet shipments are expected to grow from 121 million units to 416 million units in this period. [See report summary] -- Posted Friday, July 6, 2012 by chb