Mobile workers on the go now have a handheld device that runs Windows NT.
The new Stylistic 1200, a pen tablet made by Fujitsu Personal Systems in Santa Clara, California, will help companies that want to standardise on Windows NT throughout their operation, observers said.
"NT provides a comfort level" and is more reliable than other operating systems used on handheld devices, said Rob Enderle, an area director at Giga Information Group. "If you break something, it doesn't bring down the entire operating system," he said.
The Stylistic 1200 handheld, available at the end of this month, has a 120MHz Pentium processor, a battery that lasts up to four hours, a 1.4Gb hard drive, two PC card slots, 16Mb of memory that expands to 48Mb and a 128-bit video controller. It also comes with a keyboard.
Volume pricing for the Stylistic 1200 is $US3500; for a colour display, it is $4730. The Stylistic also runs Windows 95 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11.
The Stylistic 1200 is distributed in Australia by:
Mobile Computer Systems
Tel (02) 9967 4280
Fax (02) 9967 4281