Census Bureau Signs Largest Windows Mobile Deal

Wow, how that for recognition of the Windows Mobile platform

The U.S. Census Bureau signed an IT services contract that will make it the largest user of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system as part of its preparations to conduct the 2010 citizen head count.

Under a new deal signed between the Census Bureau and government contractor Harris, which also includes consultant Accenture, the federal agency will distribute some 500,000 wireless handsets to government workers to help collect data for the 2010 survey….

And good to see that this is truely an application platform decision rather than a pretty device selection …

… “They chose this deal because it allowed them to build a line-of-business application and enables the field workers to take their handhelds back to the office to sync up with the servers,” said Karen Carter, a spokesperson for Microsoft’s Mobile Communications and Embedded Devices Division, in Redmond, Wash. …

[Via eWEEK Technology News]