Catcher: The Really Rugged UMPC

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Catcher, Inc. is coming out with the Catcher, a rugged ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) that was constructed to meet "military specifications." (What military? What specifications? Nah, no need to know that.) As a UMPC, the Catcher includes pretty much everything you'd like to find, including built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and CDMA/GSM cellular support. There's also a digital voice recorder and dual VGA cameras for, I don't know, rugged video-taking.

Since it's so rugged, it's supposed to be able to withstand a three-foot fall and still live to tell the tale, and can handle 50Gs with relative ease. Unless you're in a war zone, however, I question the need for such ruggedness.

The Catcher's manufacturer is a little tight-lipped with regards to superfluous information like price or availability, however. Too busy being rugged, I guess.


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