Symbol Technologies and Nextel announced this week a partnership to jointly develop mobile computing solutions, including the integration of Nextel’s iDEN technology into future handheld devices. Terms were not disclosed.

However, as part of the deal, customers using Symbol’s iDEN-embedded handheld devices will have access to Nextel’s nationwide wireless network and Symbol’s enterprise mobility reference architecture. The iDEN-embedded solutions will be targeted to the transportation, distribution, public safety, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities and telecommunications market segments, the companies said.