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Issue #2001 - 38 (September 2001)
(Updated Sept. 19, 2001)


PocketPC 2002 Full of New Features

Microsoft Corp. has introduced the successor to its Pocket PC operating system the PocketPC 2002 software.

Microsoft’s PocketPC 2002 is in an evolutionary upgrade rather than major overhaul, with a stylish new interface and features to benefit business users and corporations.

Highlights of the PocketPC 2002

  • Users will notice new stylized and customizable features, including the personalized Today's Screens skins, auto configuration options and the ease at which to interoperate with Palm Operating System devices.
  • The latest version of Windows Media Player, version 8, supports streaming audio and video, and a landscape option for video playback.
  • A new version of Microsoft Reader offers enhanced electronic reading capabilities.
  • To meet the needs of the corporate customer, PocketPC 2000 includes the new Terminal Services application that allows users to securely login to Windows based server through their handheld device to access software, applications and data.
  • The platform offers wireless, connectivity options such as 802.11b, Bluetooth and wide area networks via CDPD and GSM.
  • Users can take advantage of MSN Message Service, with new features such as My Text that allows users to preprogram often-used responses.
  • The platform supports latest version of Microsoft synchronization software ActiveSync 3.5, which enables users to synchronize their e-mail inbox subfolders.

PocketPC 2002-based devices will primarily target the high-end PDA category said Alex Slawsby at IDC. Microsoft partners such as Hewlett-Packard and Symbol Technologies have been slowly leaking out their new lines.

For more information: http://www.microsoft.com

Mobileinfo Comments and Advisory: Support for Wireless LAN 802.11b, Bluetooth and GSM protocols in Pocketpc2002 is noteworthy. 

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