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Product Reviews of MC9190 and CK70

We have paired up two rugged and well known devices. These product reviews of MC9190 and CK70 provide a general understanding of the similarity and differences. A side by side comparison chart of both products is also included.

Product Review: (Click here for a Product Comparison)

Motorola MC9190

This device offers multiple scanning options, keypad options, uses a high quality processor, and holds up to 6-foot drop, temperature, and tumble tests. Overall the MC9190 is a best in class mobile computer for barcodes and RFID for all types of businesses.

Intermec CK70

The Intermec CK70 has had several enhancements over the years including integrated RFID capabilities, a move to a better processor, and “flexible network radio” which enables seamless transitioning between different carrier networks. Similar to the MC9190, the CK70 is a handheld device with larger keys and keypad options. There is a scanner, 5 megapixel camera, bluetooth, and powerful battery with what Intermec says, “the industry’s longest battery life”.

The CK70 has a slightly smaller width and is lighter in weight than the MC9190.

Product Comparison

Motorola MC9190

Intermec CK70

 Rugged Handheld
 Rugged Handheld

 CPU Speed
 Marvell PXA320/806MHz
 600MHz OMAP 3530

 Windows CE 6.0 or Windows Mobile 6.5 Classic
 Windows Mobile 6.5.3


 Card Slots
 1 x SD/MMC Card
 1 micro-SD (up to 32GB)

 Display Type
 TFT Color
 Transmissive TFT with LED backlight and light sensor

 Display size/res
 3.7″/480 x 640 pixel
 3.5″/480 x 640 pixel VGA

 Resistive touch/1
 Resistive touch/1

 28/43/53-key numberic alpha keypads
 59-key numberic/43-key backlit keypad

 Directional control, triggers
 Onscreen and directional control

 Impact-resistant plastic

 Operating Temp
 -4 to 122 Degrees F (-20 to 50 Degrees C)
 -4 to 140 Degrees F


 Multiple 6-foot drops
 26 6-foot drops per MIL-STD-810G

 2,000 one-meter tumbles at room temperature
 2,000 1.0 meter tumbles

 Size (WxHxD)
 3.6 x 9.1 x 2.2 inches (91 x 231 x 193 mm)
 3.15 x9.33 x 1.7 inches

 27 ounces including battery (756g)
 19 ounces with standard battery

 Li-Ion 7.2V, 2200mAh 15.8 watt-hours
 Removable 3.7V, 5,200 mAH          Li-Ion

 SE960 (1D laser)
SE1524-ER (extended laser)
SE4500 (1D/2D imager)
SE4600 (extended 1D/2D imager)
SE4500-DL (1D/2D + PDF codes)
SE4500-HD (1D/2D DPM imager)
 EA30 high performance motion-tolerant 2D Imager

 5 Megapixel Option

 USB 2.0 host and client

 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, WWAN (3.75GUMTS/HSUPA,GSM/GPRS),  12-channel GPS, accelerometer, e-compass

Download the brochure with specifications

Download the brochure
with specifications

 Motorola MC9000 Product Series Overview

 Intermec’s 70 Series


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