We just received word from Motion Computing that it intends to “End-of-Life” the highly successful LS800 Tablet PC. As is stated below, this is largely due to the components used to manufacturer the LS800 being in short supply and facing their own EOL. We can only hope that this is also a signal that an LS900 is coming soon. More below:
This alert serves as formal notification that Motion intends to EOL the LS800 platform by January 1, 2008 or while supplies last. The LS800 was introduced in July 2005 and has been a market success for the past two and a half years. Rapid advancements in mobile technology and wireless communications- while good news for new customer deployments, have resulted in shorter than normal product and component lifecycles. Unfortunately, many of the LS800 components have reached end-of-life and thus limit Motion’s ability to continue producing this product.
Supplies of the recently introduced 1.1GHz configurations continue to be available for customer purchase in the U.S., Canada, & select Pacific Rim geographies. Unfortunately, supplies have already been depleted for Western European geographies. Motion thanks all of our partners and customers for their contribution in making the LS800 a successful product.
LS800 Supported Peripherals
The LS800 Tablet, Pen, & Extended Battery will be supported and serviced for 3 years until December 31, 2010.
Motion has a limited inventory of Standard Batteries for aftermarket purchase. Once this inventory has been exhausted, only the Extended Battery will be available.
The MobileDock will continue to be available while supplies last (limited supplies exist, so get your orders in quickly). Service and support for the LS800 MobileDock will continue thru December 31, 2008.
The LS800 Bump Case will be serviced and supported for 90 days. Additional Bump Cases can be purchased from Elegant Packaging after this time.