Trimble's fugly Nomad PDA comes with optional GPS

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trimble-nomad.jpgOkay, so it’s a bit harsh to cast a slur on the Trimble Nomad’s looks, seeing as it’s designed for industries like engineering, construction and land surveying. In other words, it’s not meant to win beauty contests.

Instead, it’s a rugged Windows Mobile PDA boasting an 806MHz processor, 128MB of memory and built-in Bluetooth, with a range of add-on options such as a GPS receiver, digital camera, Wi-Fi and a barcode scanner.

You’ll get 15 hours use out of a single battery charge, and it’s about as drop-proof as these devices come, with the added bonus that it can survive being dunked in up to a metre of water for half an hour. Great for geotagging starfish photos taken at your local coral reef. Probably.

Trimble Nomad (via NaviGadget)

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Stuart Dredge