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ComputerWorld: PocketPC is no 'Palm killer'

Apr 18, 2000, 22:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Brewin, Dominique Deckmyn)

"Users and analysts predict that Palm Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., will continue to hold its own, even though Microsoft has produced a slick, easy-to-use device unburdened by problems that plagued earlier handhelds based on its Windows CE operating system."

"Microsoft has touted the PocketPC's Secure Sockets Layer security capabilities as appealing to information technology users. But the effort may be futile."

"Analysts who have tested PocketPC hardware -- available at Wednesday's launch from Casio Inc. in Dover, N.J., Compaq Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. -- were impressed. Ken Dulaney, an analyst at Gartner Group Inc. in Stamford, Conn., called the new Windows CE operating system in the PocketPC "adequate" compared with earlier versions and had high praise for what he called its "sleek design." Dulaney said he has no doubt that the PocketPC will become a "corporate tool," but he quickly added, "It's no Palm killer.""

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