A Price Checker that Makes Phone Calls
Motorola introduces a wireless price checker that can also make phone calls over a VOIP connection.Motorola introduced a wireless scanner designed for price and inventory-checks on Jan. 14 that also makes voice calls over a VOIP connection. Motorola said that the unit-called the CA50-"is expected to be available globally in the first quarter of 2008." The CA50's purpose is to eliminate the need for store-wide pages on the retail floor through a device most employees are already using.
The downside is that the devices will sell for more than $500 each, according to the Wall Street Journal. Thus many retailers will be hesitant to pay that much to equip all store employees with one.