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Trimble introduces next generation Nomad rugged handheld


Trimble has introduced the new Nomad 900 series outdoor rugged handheld computers. It features a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, enhanced GPS performance and new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.

The new Nomad, which runs the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, is powered by an 806 MHz processor and Trimble’s optimized graphics processing, advanced caching and proprietary high-speed journaling file system. It has a 5200 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery, up to 6 GB of Flash memory and a sunlight visible VGA touch screen display. It meets MIL-STD-810F standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes and comes with an IP67 rating. It can accommodate additional devices, such as SD/SDHC memory and RFID, via CompactFlash and Secure Digital slots. It also has an enhanced GPS antenna design that provides a rapid Time-to-First Fix (TTF) and improves GPS satellite acquisition capability.

The 900 series is available in multiple configurations. The Nomad 900L, which includes GPS and WiFi, has a suggested retail price of $2,200. The Nomad 900LC, which adds a camera to the feature list, retails for $2,400. The Nomad 900XE, which doubles internal flash memory to 2GB and includes a cellular modem, retails for $2,900. For more information, visit

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