by Al Sacco

Motorola to Unveil New Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) Thursday

Jun 15, 2010
MobileSmall and Medium Business

Motorola, along with Microsoft and Sprint, is expected to unveil a new, Windows-powered "enterprise digital assistant" this week

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.

Motorola EDA Device Unveiling Invite
Motorola EDA Device Unveiling Invite

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.