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ZDNet: MS PocketPC in your pocket by April

Feb 27, 2000, 22:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is preparing an April launch of, and a new suite of applications for, its PocketPC. The Redmond, Wash., software maker hopes that consumers will find PocketPC's user interface and application software, code-named Rapier, an easier-to-use successor to its Palm-size PC."

"PocketPCs will offer new hardware designs from a number of vendors, along with the new user interface and applications such as Pocket Explorer and Pocket Word. The device's underlying operating system will be Microsoft's Windows CE."

"It will have to be to woo customers away from Palm Computing's products. PocketPC, formerly known as Palm-size PC, has been a distant second to Palm Computing's Palm line of handheld devices since its introduction in 1998 as Palm PC."

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