We use barcode scanning guns with 5250 emulation in the warehouses.
Limitation of 22x15 screen can be frustrating at times.

The guns are aging and before we invent in any more we are considering
if we can get improved functionality and a larger screen with a scanner
plugged in to an iPhone or iPod touch, or some other smart phone.

Is anyone doing 5250 emulation with a scanner on a smart phone or other
similar sized hand held device?

Have you looked at the Motorola 9190 scanners? We have several with long
range dual-mode heads (optical/and laser) and they'll read 1D barcodes
out to 35' (50mil code39, range for 10mil is closer to 15'), and 2D
barcodes (20mm qr-code) up to 2' or so. They have large touch screens,
and although we typically use them to display the same screens as we
used to on our fixed 20x15 character Intermec handhelds, they are
capable of much larger images. Motorola even provides a license-free
version of the Wavelink 5250 client (which has worked great for us) for
this model.

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