Sprint, which operates the largest all-digital, all-CDMA Third-Generation (3G) wireless network in the United States, announced today that it has certified the 760 Color mobile computer from Intermec Technologies Corp. for the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. The Intermec 760 Color is the first rugged Pocket PC mobile computer certified for use on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS network. As part of the PCS Business Solutions Program, Intermec will work with Sprint to co-market, co-sell and co-brand its Pocket PC mobile device through value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors in the PCS Business Solutions Program to help meet the needs of vertical market applications in the areas of field sales, field service and fleet management.
“Sprint is pleased to have these rugged Pocket PC mobile devices now available to enterprise customers as part of the PCS Business Solutions Program,” said Phil Bowman, vice president of business marketing for the PCS Division of Sprint. “Our relationship with Intermec enhances our ability to meet the specialized needs of vertical markets that want greater efficiencies and productivity through access to mobile applications via the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.”
The 760 Color is the first enterprise Pocket PC mobile computer to offer an integrated Area Imager option to read 1D and 2D bar codes and support photography applications, including signature capture, making the 760 Color ideal for a wide range of mobile worker applications. The Intermec 700 Color Series is the first family of rugged mobile computers to integrate up to three radio communication options in a single device, including a wireless local area (802.11b) radio, a CDMA / 1xRTT wide area network radio and a fully integrated power-managed Bluetooth TM radio.
“Sprint customers now have a rugged, powerful computer option that lets them do more in route sales, field service, transportation and logistics and other extended enterprise mobile applications,” said Intermec Vice President Scott Medford. “The speed and reliability of Sprint’s CDMA / 1xRTT network is an outstanding option for 760 Series users, because it lets them take full advantage of the computer’s features, including imaging capability for digital photography and signature capture.”
Sprint introduced the PCS Business Solutions Program in October 2001 to extend its enterprise distribution channels for wireless data solutions beyond its national business sales force, third party office retailers and Sprint Business Dealer Network (SBDN).