The Gotive H42 is one big PDA

The Gotive H42 is one big PDA


The Gotive H42 is not the kind of PDA that you slide into your pocket and forget about. This thing is freaking huge. It measures 230 x 94 x 34 mm and weighs 600 grams. There is of course a point to its size – it is designed for extreme field use in rough conditions. With a rugged shell casing in a huge 6.2” wide screen display, the H42 runs on a 512 Mhz Intel CPU with Windows CE.

It also offers the best in network connectivity – Bluetooth, GSM and WiFi. You can get add-ons which make it functional in a variety of uses, including GPS, smart card reader or bar code scanner. It can accept most memory cards for data storage.

The behemoth offers a docking station with both USB and serial ports. The shell is shock-resistant, so if your arms give out and it falls to the ground it should still be okay. That’s a good thing, because you might drop it when you see the price tag. It runs from $1600 to more than $3000 depending on how you configure it.