Motorola announces the first Windows Embedded Handheld Phone: ES400

Microsoft has unveiled yet another new mobile operating system called Windows Embedded Handheld. This OS is going to be an improved version of Windows Mobile 6.5.3, with UI improvements such as Tiles and enterprise features. It is basically going to be targeted towards the same corporate customers who were using Windows Mobile devices over the years and aren’t looking for something like what Windows Phone 7 or iPhone offers. This could be pitted against Blackberry, but according to Engadget, this phone will not be available on carrier shelves.


From Motorola’s website:

Always-on Access to Enterprise Applications

  • Customize your UI for easy access to vital applications
  • Connect worldwide with user selectable WAN
  • Scan barcodes, check inventory
  • Place orders, capture signatures
  • Reference and update CRM systems

Built for Enterprise Use

  • Put it to the test – durable construction withstands everyday use
  • Get remote IT support and upgrades, without returning to the home office with optional Mobility Services Platform
  • Minimize downtime, lower your total cost of ownership…and increase productivity

Collaboration and Management

  • Proactively communicate, collaborate, assign
  • Get real-time routing information
  • Drive real time results — anytime, anywhere

Some technical specifications of ES400 are as following:

  • PenTile® 3 in. diagonal color display, touch, VGA 640 x 480 portrait, Super Bright 750+ NITS (luminous)
  • 600 MHz, ARM 11 processor
  • 256MB RAM/1GB Flash
  • Motorola Enterprise UI
  • 6 hours (WAN) standard battery 12 hours extended battery
  • 3.2 Megapixel camera with Autofocus
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Dual 3.5G – supports both GSM and CDMA (Switchable)
  • GPS
  • Finger-print scanner

Interestingly, the specifications sheet by Motorola has the Windows Mobile branding and doesn’t say Windows Embedded Handheld anywhere at all.

Check out more details over at Motorola’s website.



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