The Nautiz X3 Rugged PDA Is Tougher Than You

There is still a market for dedicated PDAs and the Nautiz X3 is aimed at those that are a bit rough with their devices. The rugged Winmo 6.5 PDA carries an IP65 rating and passed full MIL-STD-810G testing. This means the tough PDA can withstand drops from 1.8 meters and operate in temperatures of -20°C to 60°C. Perfect for your average inventory control specialist working at an outdoor shipping facility in Antarctica.

Inside is a 806MHz X-Scale CPU along with 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB of flash storage, 3G modem, Bluetooth, GPS, altimeter, G-sensor, compass, and a 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery. A 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen is found on the front while the back a 3MP cam with autofocus and LED flash is on the backside. No word on pricing but chance are this thing isn’t available to the public sector.

Handheld Nautiz X3 Takes Rugged Handheld Computing to its Smallest, Lightest and Most Mobile Form

Nautiz X3 is a state-of-the-art PDA for field workers who need an ultra-lightweight but full-featured mobile work tool

Handheld Group, the global supplier of rugged computers, today introduced the Nautiz X3®, Handheld’s smallest and lightest rugged handheld PDA yet. With an unparalleled combination of size, mobility and performance, the Nautiz X3 marks the latest step in making PDAs effective mobile work tools for any environment.

Designed to offer full rugged performance in the most mobile package possible, the Nautiz X3 measures only 150x67x25 mm and weighs less than 260 grams, but carries an IP65 rating and passes full MIL-STD-810G testing.

The Nautiz X3 is equipped with a powerful 806 MHz X-Scale processor, operates Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and has a range of performance features including 3G cellular, a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, WLAN, and Bluetooth. It also has a standard 1D laser scanner, with an optional 2D imager.

The Nautiz X3 is equipped with 256 MB of RAM for advanced applications, and 512 MB Flash memory for storage. It has a powerful 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery that will power the computer through a full work day. The 2.8 inch (320×240) QVGA touchscreen is optimized for outdoor applications.

The Nautiz X3 can withstand drops from 1.8 meters and it operates in extreme temperatures ranging from -20°C to 60°C. It has been tailor-made for usage in the field with built-in GPS, altimeter, G-sensor and compass.

“The Nautiz X3 is a true breakthrough – it’s a unique product in today’s market. We’re offering a handheld PDA that’s smaller and lighter than most similar computing tools – and yet it still meets IP65 and MIL-STD810G standards. It has fast voice and data performance – plus all the performance features you’d expect from a rugged PDA which makes it go beyond a smartphone. It has a combination of size, performance, ruggedness and value that the market hasn’t seen before,” said Jerker Hellström, CEO and Chairman of the Handheld Group.

The Nautiz X3 is the latest rugged PDA in the Nautiz product line, which consists of the Nautiz X5, Nautiz eTicket, Nautiz eTicket Pro and Nautiz X7. Nautiz X3 is available for order immediately and will begin shipping in December. It can be seen at worldwide trade shows starting this week. For more information, see

About Handheld:
The Handheld Group is a worldwide supplier of rugged mobile computers and PDAs. Handheld and its partners deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, military, and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the Netherlands, Italy and the USA. For more information, please see