Symbol goes "low end" with $695 MC1000

symbol mc1000Symbol Technologies is going for the low-end with a new Windows CE handheld — if you can call $695 low-end, that is. The company's new MC1000 may not be cheap from a consumer perspective, but for portable data collection for retail or manufacturing businesses, it's a veritable bargain, given that the MC1000 is a ruggedized unit that includes a laser scanner and can be expanded via SDIO to add Bluetooth or WiFi.