Thanks @intel for tweeting this. It has been fun looking at the #firstcomputer tweets. Motion’s very first tablet was released in 2001 – the M1200
. From the beginning, Motion tablets were built for business. Our founders saw the need to support the growing mobile workforce with a tool that would enhance their productivity – and they delivered a truly innovative solution. Over the years, we’ve made it our business to understand your business. We’ve added vertical expertise in healthcare, retail and field service and expanded our offerings to deliver a holistic mobile solution that includes peripherals, wireless services and software. We are proud of the progress we have made in the past 12 years and honored to be a part of solutions like this one with Graphium Health
. Just for fun, we asked a few folks here at Motion about their first computer.
Richard Van Buren, Motion’s Creative Services Senior Manager got his first computer in 1991. The AES (Austin Electronic Salvage) 486 computer with 4 MB RAM.
Our Alliance Partner Specialist, Sarah Granger was given a Dell desktop computer system in 2004.
Debra Dresser, our Sr. Director of Operations, started early. Her family got one of the first PCs in 1985 – the Apple IIC.
Britton K. Cronin
I am pleased to announce that we are now shipping the first ultra-light and rugged tablet PC – the CL900! The first shipments include customers and partners in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Germany and the United States, representing industries across Motion’s target markets including retail, field service, construction and healthcare.
For those of you who are familiar with the process of bringing a product to market, I’m sure you can understand how exciting today is for the entire company. We first began developing the CL900 in early 2011. We wanted to provide our customers with a small form factor, rugged tablet PC with both touch and stylus input that maintained Motion’s high standard of power, battery life and durability. With these factors in mind, we created the 2.1 lbs. CL900 with a 10.1-inch display, running Windows 7 and powered by Intel’s latest Atom Processor, the Z670 Series. Being a Motion product, it was essential that the CL900 come with Corning Gorilla Glass and pass MIL-STD-810G and IP52 testing (check out the drop test video). You can check out the press release for additional product details.
We were very excited to announce the CL900 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past January, and we received very positive feedback from media, analysts, partners and customers alike. According to Boy Genius Report’s Zach Epstein, over 100 tablets were announced at the show. As you can see, not only did we go up against some very stiff competition, but we were also the first ultra-light, rugged tablet PC to ship! Many of the tablets unveiled at the show never even came to fruition.
I want to congratulate and thank Motion’s employees for their continuous work on and support of the CL900 from the initial concept all the way through first customer ship.