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rradina
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8/23/2013 | 1:15:31 PM
re: Nokia Sells 19,000 Lumia Smartphones To Delta
The phone is probably enclosed in a rubberized protective case that provides the mag stripe reader. If you have a Lowes near you, they insert iPhones into protective shells that contain a laser scanner to read bar codes.

The days of paying Symbol (Motorola) $2K for a rugged Windows Mobile/CE device seem to be drawing to a close. Smart phones are cheaper, sport fantastic screens and can be outfitted with scanners, mag stripe readers and whatever else is needed for half that cost.
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8/22/2013 | 8:24:56 PM
re: Nokia Sells 19,000 Lumia Smartphones To Delta
Okay, so how is credit card reading supported? I've seen retail operations that use the Apple iTouch inserted into a sled that includes a mag stripe reader, a barcode reader and backup battery power. The Nokia's camera can read a barcode, I'm guessing, but I'm sure they're not counting on flight attendants punching in credit card numbers, right?


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