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Your challenging business environment requires that you have a rugged device. There are many devices out there that will provide the durability and enterprise tools you need to increase your productivity. We’ve selected to review the differences between two devices that have been tested and proven in the field.

Product Review: (Click here for a Product Comparison)

Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black

The 70e really performance is considered rugged. The device carries IP67 sealing, so it is completely dust and waterproof. Yes, it can even handle immersion. The Dolphin 70e Black can survive 4-foot drops to concrete, operate in extreme temperatures, passes a number of other ruggedness tests. Clearly, the Dolphin 70e Black is a rugged device that will survive where consumer smartphones won’t.

Symbol TC70 Touch Computer

Imager for Corporations – This TC70 is the new generation of imagers providing superior performance on just about any type of data imaginable, from 1D and 2D bar codes to photos and fully searchable and editable legal, letter, A4 and A5 documents. Using the  SE4750 has laser aiming, you can scan from up to three feet away, depending on the size of the code. It can also be used in direct sunlight.

The TC70 is larger than the iPhone 6+, but the TC70 is on the heavy side (1.1 inches thick and weighs 13.3 ounces). The weight is due to the industrial-grade scanner, but also remarkable ruggedness. Similar to the Dolphin 70e, it does have the IP67 sealing, which means it can survive a dunk in a puddle. The screen is protected by Corning’s® incomparable Gorilla® Glass 2 so it can handle 6-foot drops to concrete. Motorola gave the TC70 some tough military-grade tests including tumble (2,000 from a height of 3.3 feet!), vibration, thermal shock, humidity, etc. The operating temperature range is -4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, good enough for use virtually anywhere.

Product Comparison

Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black

Symbol TC70 Touch Computer

 Enterprise Digital Assistant
 Android-based Touch Computer

 CPU Speed
 Single Core TI OMAP/ 1 GHz
 Non-specified 1.7 GHz dual core processor (est. Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APW8060)

 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 or Android 4.0
 Android AOSP 4.4.2 (“KitKat”)

 1GB RAM/8GB Flash pSLC

 Card Slots
 1 microSDHC
 1 x micro-SDHC/SDXC Card (user-accessible, up to 32GB)

 Display Type
 Sunlight-viewable TFT, 700 nits
 Outdoor-viewable, optically bonded LCD, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2

 Display size/res
 4.3″/480 x 800 pixel WVGA
 4.7″/1280 x 720 pixel WVGA

 Capacitive multi-touch
 Dual mode capacitive touch (finger/glove or conductive stylus)

 Onscreen Keypad



 Operating Temp
 14 to 122 Degrees F (-10 to 50 Degrees C)
 -4 to 122 Degrees F (-20 to 50 Degress C)


 Multiple 4-foot drops
 Multiple 6-foot drops to concrete

 2,000 1.0 meter tumbles at room temperature

 Size (WxHxD)
 2.9 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches (73 x 134 x 17 mm)
 3.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches (84 x 161 x 28 mm)

 7.2 ounces (204g) with standard battery
 13.3 ounces (376g) with standard battery

 Standard 3.7V, 1,670 mAH (6.2 watt-hour) Li-Ion; extneded 3.7V, 3,340 mAh (12.4 watt-hours)
 Rechargeable, hot-swappable Li-Ion 3.7V, 4,620mAh

 “integrated imager”
 Integrated 1D/2D SE4750 imager

 3-axis accelerometer
 Ambient light, 3-axis accelerometer

 5.0 mega pixel autofocus camera with flash LED
 Front: 1.3mp fixed focus, rear: 8.0mp autofocus with f/2.4 aperture

 Micro USB, headphone/mic combo jack
 USB 2.0 host and client, 3.5mm headset

 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Class I Bluetooth v4.0, integrated GPS/A-GPS, 3.9G UMTS/HSPA+ or 3.9G WWAN Gobi 3000
802.11a/b/g/n/d/h/i WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0

Download the brochure with specifications

Download the brochure with specifications

Dolphin 70e Black Voice of the Customer

TC70 Product Overview 


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