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Motorola Unveils ES400 Smartphone For Business Users

Mobile phone maker Motorola has unveiled its latest Windows-based ES400 mobile device, targeted at business users.

The smartphone comes integrated with barcode scanning and signature-collecting features.

Motorola says the handset is specifically designed for field sales, on-site service, retail, utilities, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation and distribution employees.

Speaking at the London launch of the device, Andy McBain, Motorola's head of enterprise mobility products for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said that enterprise users were looking for more business-centric phones - not the consumer-friendly phones offered by Apple and Google Android.

Speaking to ZD Net, Kevin Burden, the vice president of mobile at ABI Research said: “One of the issues that has historically plagued field forces is that they need a fully enterprise device that is ruggedised, but the issue is the devices have always been too big.”

The company said that the device, which is based on Windows Mobile 6.5.3, is an updated version of the MC9500 mobile device it launched in 2009.