DAP Technologies has introduced the Microflex 2240, a rugged PDA that meets all MIL-STD-810F standards for drop, vibration and cold and hot temperature variations. It fits in the palm of a hand and weights only 500 grams. The Microflex 2240 is dust proof and protected from immersion in water 1 metre deep for 30 minutes.

It runs on Windows Mobile 2003, allowing users to view documents such as Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel in their original formats. Two levels of speed are available – 200 MHz or 400 MHz Intel XScale processor. The Microflex 2240 offers 64 MB of SDRAM and 64 or 128 MB of non-volatile flash storage, and a 15-hour rechargeable NiMH battery.