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EE Times: Handhelds, downsized PCs, smart phones converge on Comdex - Info appliances go prime time

Nov 16, 1999, 19:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe , Junko Yoshida)

"Information appliances-in all form factors, CPU configurations and operating-system installations-will generate the biggest buzz at Comdex here this week...."

"Gates will also tell Comdex attendees that Microsoft has cobbled together a group of hardware OEMs, under the rubric of the Web Companion Alliance, to drive to market new versions of Windows CE tailored specifically for Internet terminals and telephones...."

"Meanwhile, hardware makers appear to be hedging their bets, eyeing the Linux OS as a potential way to break their enforced marriage to Microsoft. For example, while Compaq's new iPaq is equipped with Windows, it can also run Linux."

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