Issue #2001 - 38
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
- A new version of Microsoft Reader offers enhanced electronic
- 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
- 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
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.
Note: This news release may contain
forward-looking statements. Readers should take appropriate caution in
developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology
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