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This is the Motorola MDT-9100. MDT stood for “Mobile Data Terminal” and were used for messaging dispatch. It was first introduced in the 1980s, for police units and remained in use well into the 2000s in some places

These days, of course, you’re more likely to see a laptop in a police cruiser

Via the Crypto Museum:

( Please limit your exposure to this site to prevent awesomeness overload )


@hackerfriendly Nice find!
And it looks to be in OK shape too. If I had the budget right now, I’d get that in a heartbeat. I’m still happy that these are still available

@cypnk @hackerfriendly I literally just snapped one of these up ten minutes ago! I'll document it when it comes in.