Korean handheld maker Bluebird Soft has entered the US market with the Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000, targeting industrial applications such as meter reading, parcel delivery, inventory management and public safety. The powerful Windows Mobile 6.1 job runs on an 806 MHz Marvell PXA320 processor and features a variety of wireless capabilities including a 5-band GSM modem with HSDPA, 802.11b/g WLAN, Bluetooth 2.0 and GPS.
The BIP-6000 has a 3.5-inch VGA touchscreen, comes with your choice of a numeric or QWERTY keypad, not to mention a 1D/2D barcode scanner, RFID reader and even an IrDA reader. Other notable features include a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, a RS232 networking port and a couple of USB slots. You can also expand the PID-6000’s 512 MB of flash memory via a built-in microSD slot.
Available through US distributor SDG Systems, the Pidion BIP-6000 costs $1650 to $2100 depending on optional features.