APC Technology ’s latest ruggedised handheld comes with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, e-compass, altimeter and 3 megapixel camera and is touted as being perfect for geographical information systems applications.
Operating system: Windows Mobile 6.1 Classic
Processor: Samsung 2450, 533MHz
Memory: 128MB RAM, 2GB Flash
Dimensions: 144.25 x 82.25 x 29.3mm
Display size: 3.5”
Display resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
Expansion slot: 1 x SDHC
The PS535F is designed for use in tough outdoors environments, perfect for use in warehouses etc, although due to its ruggedised casing and anti-glare screen could also find a second audience as an outdoor GPS device.
The battery life, after all, far outstays any other Windows Mobile handheld on the market today, getting through just about a full day off use off a single charge without too many of the power hungry features running. As it is even with the GPS active we reckon you can get five hours or more off this.
It is designed to meet MIL-STD 810F and IP54 standards, which protects it against shock, extremes of temperature and other conditions that it is likely to encounter in its intended environment.
Other features impressed: the GPS was is excellent, holding its signal in a range of environments. Wi-fi (802.11b/g) enabled network access, and the near 2GB of available storage enough to use without needing additional memory cards. Better still the screen was outstanding. 3.5 inches and VGA resolution it was clear to read, and visible in outdoor conditions thanks to its anti-glare treatment.