Many mainstream Handheld Terminal (HHT) hardware suppliers have been using Android data capture terminals for some time. Both Zebra and Honeywell withdrew the supply of New Windows CE Data Capture terminals at the end of 2017 and others will following in their footsteps as the power, flexibility, functionality and lower cost of ownership make Android the obvious choice.


Microsoft has announced that it is phasing out support for Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE operating systems. These operating systems are in wide spread use and many companies will need to consider their migration options to Android fairly soon. Support for Windows CE 6.0 is due to end in June 2018, Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld in 2019 and Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 in January 2019.

As Handheld stocks of the old legacy Windows based devices run down, users will be left with the simple choice of moving to Android devices or purchasing second hand refurbished stock.


At I-stocktake we can assist you with the move to Android or sourcing quality refurbished handheld terminals for Windows CE and Windows Embedded operating systems via our partner networks. We can also assist you with finding a suitable buyer for your old terminals if you move to Android.

Contact us on 01737 227 414 or e-mail us at enquiries@i-stocktake.com for further information or to obtain a competitive quotation if you are looking to purchase Android Handheld devices, quality refurbished Windows CE or Embedded Mobile Data Capture terminals or looking for trade in price for existing Handheld Terminals.