These machines, targeted mainly at standard retail outlets, have met with a strong initial response, selling more units before launch than other Zebra phones typically sell in 3-5 months.
Zebra Technologies has announced a refresh of its mid-range mobile computer family. The TC 5 series, consisting of the TC51 and TC56, are Android machines which blend consumer design features with ruggedness.
Zebra’s mobile computer line came in its entirety from the acquisition a year ago of the Motorola Enterprise Solutions business, which consisted of computers, scanners and wireless.
“It’s been the best thing that could have happened to the business,” said Mike Petersen, Head of Global Solutions Marketing, at Zebra Technologies. “It makes us a much stronger pure play in how we serve our customers, although we did sell the wireless business to Extreme…