Pharos rugged Windows Mobile 6.5 565 PDA unveiled

Pharos makes a number of different PDAs and smartphones. The company has announced that its latest device is now shipping and it is called the Pharos 565 PDA. The device is the first ruggedized PDA with Windows 6.5 according to Pharos.

The PDA is ruggedized to IP54 standards and can survive drops of four to five feet. Pharos ships the unit with the Office Mobile Suite installed. Features of the PDA include GPS, a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.5-inch TFT color touchscreen, and WiFi. The PDA also has an integrated microphone and speaker.

The processor is a Marvell PXA310 operating at 624MHz and the device has 512MB of flash ROM and 256MB of SDRAM. Power comes from a lithium ion battery and the PDA includes an AC adapter and USB cable. Screen resolution is 240 x 320 and a microSD card slot is built-in for expansion. The device is available now for $529.95.