With so much attention being paid to Motorola’s consumer-oriented DROID smartphones in recent days, it’s easy to overlook the company’s enterprise handsets and mobile computers.
But Motorola has been working studiously away on a new “enterprise digital assistant” (EDA) that’s meant to “fill a gap between the smartphone and industrial mobile computers,” according to Motorola PR representative Traci Hoch.
The company will unveil that new EDA, which is neither a smartphone nor a netbook/laptop and is meant for mobile workers like traveling salespeople and/or technicians and field-workers, on Thursday at a press event in New York City.
Here’s some text from the invite I received from Motorola:
This ground-breaking device will offer enterprise-class mobility, security and task functionality enabling mobile workers to carry their office in their pocket.
And the announcement is to be made in conjunction with Microsoft and Sprint, which seems to suggest the EDA will be Windows-powered and destined for Sprint’s U.S. wireless network.
That’s about all I know right now, but I’ll be on the scene in New York for the EDA unveiling, and I’ll post all about it right here in the Mobile WorkHorse blog on Thursday.
Until then, check out this quick video clip Motorola posted to promo the EDA event.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.