Symbol Technologies recently introduced the MC70 mobile computer, which the company billed as the first rugged “enterprise digital assistant” to combine cellular voice and data communications, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is designed for indoor and outdoor use and performs a variety of applications including asset management, fleet management and mobile point of sale. The device can withstand “the rigors of everyday use in a variety of environments, including frequent four-foot drops to concrete and exposure to water and dust,” the company said in a news release.

In addition, Symbol announced the development of a rugged mobile computer designed to operate on Sprint Nextel’s iDEN push-to-talk network. The MC9097 also offers GPS capabilities and wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the company said.