Symbol/Motorola Announce the MC35

Symbol who historically have been most recognised for their industrial/rugged devices have announced their MC35 Windows Mobile device. 

It's part of Symbol's journey into the Enterprise grade devices and extends their portfolio from Rugged devices through Semi-rugged devices such as the MC50 and into the Enterprise space. 

I'd love to think this was due to the Motorola involvement but I know that they've been working on this long before that took place. 


The MC35 comes with WWAN (GPRS/EDGE), WLAN (802.11B and G), Bluetooth and integrated GPS.  It has a 416MHz Intel Processor along with 64MB RAM/128MB ROM.  Interestingly for a Symbol device it also has a 2 megapixel camera!

You can get more details over at Symbol's site HERE

Comments (3)
  1. JasperM says:

    I think those in the public sector will be thankful, gas, water, and electric utilities will probably benefit the most from this, as well as Fire, Ambulance and others that are frequently outdoors and use their device roughly.  I think this level of functionality in a device that will be as rugged as this is a great!  

    I must say I was a little disappointed to not find an IP rating spec, to be marketed as a ruggedized device, I would of expected something upwards of IP65 at least.  I’m sure its difficult to to protect against water immersion with USB ports.  most devices I have seen that are IP rated and still have connectivity use either IRDA, or a proprietary metal contact mechanism.

    What exactly is:

    "Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Phone Edition"

    Premium? Always nice, right?

    DAP is another company, based out of Canada and I think partially owned by Neptune (Meter making company) that creates ruggedized Windows CE (not mobile) based devices.  I used their products in a former position when working with gas, water, or electric utilities. No cellphone functionality, however.  Products are built to an IP rating spec.


  2. BobC says:

    Looks a lot like something I saw on the web last year..

  3. Rob Knight says:


    looking at the specs and design, this device appears to be the same (albeit slightly tweaked) as the AnexTEK moboDA 3380.

    The AnexTEK is made by parent company WINSTRON GROUP( who also own AOPEN.


    Rob Knight.

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