Comments
Nokia Sells 19,000 Lumia Smartphones To Delta
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
rradina
50%
50%
rradina,
User Rank: Ninja
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.
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
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?


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July10, 2014
When selecting servers to support analytics, consider data center capacity, storage, and computational intensity.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join InformationWeek’s Lorna Garey and Mike Healey, president of Yeoman Technology Group, an engineering and research firm focused on maximizing technology investments, to discuss the right way to go digital.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.