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January 16, 2013

Motorola Expands Mobile Computing Portfolio with Devices Built on Windows Embedded 8 Handheld Platform

Motorola (News - Alert), a provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services, stated that its mobile computing portfolio now includes devices built using the Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform.

The new devices built on the Windows 8 Embedded platform are supposedly equipped with the latest technology support, including intuitive touch usability; support for mobile point-of-service (POS) scenarios such as line-busting; and new application interfaces that make it easy to build line-of-business applications for taking advantage of peripherals, such as barcode scanners, magnetic stripe readers and receipt printers.

Microsoft asserted that it is closely working with Motorola Solutions along with other device manufacturers like Intermec (News - Alert), Honeywell, Ingenico and Bluebird for enabling deep collaboration, also making sure the devices built over the Windows 8 Embedded Handheld deliver the highest customer experience.

Motorola’s RhoElements is purported to support the Windows 8 Embedded Handheld which is also capable of bringing down the operating expenses by virtually future-proofing applications that run over the current and next generation enterprise devices. With Windows Embedded 8 Handheld devices from Motorola, users are slated to receive a consistent, intuitive experience across devices using Windows 8, Window Phone (News - Alert) 8 and Windows Embedded 8.

Kevin Dallas, general manager of Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp commented, “Our work with Motorola Solutions is a key building block in helping to provide enterprises with the power of Windows Phone 8 for handheld devices within intelligent systems. From security and manageability to application compatibility across devices, the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform combined with Motorola’s innovative devices and tools will support integrated solutions for enterprises as they drive their businesses into the future.”

Girish Rishi, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions at Motorola Solutions, added, “Together with Microsoft, Motorola Solutions will deliver specialized, durable, enterprise mobile devices for line-of-business applications across the retail supply chain from manufacturing to the retail store floor. We have worked closely with Microsoft since the release of Windows CE 1.0 in 1996 and have shipped millions of devices on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and Windows CE operating systems. Our future direction includes the Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Handheld platform.”

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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