After a (Very) long wait, today I receive the first REAL WIndows Embedded Handheld 8.1 device. It’s a Bluebird BM180 in the version Barcode Reader and MSR Reader but no 3G radio. Obviously it have WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC etc. I’m actually charging and configuring it. In the next days I’ll write a complete “test drive” using some of the enterprise app I’ve developed. For now I can only confirm: it exist!
Windows Embedded Handheld 8 SDK is finally available, and you can download and install it from here .
But I want to make order out of what actually is this SDK and what role plays in the market.
Windows Embedded Handheld 8 is part of the Embedded family of products offered by Microsoft, in particular, the handheld version is already available from many years and in fact is the product formerly known as Windows Mobile smartphones that Microsoft was offering at that time. Still …