ZDNet: Why Palm Keeps Beating Windows CE Hands Down
Nov 17, 1999, 16:41 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)
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"In the race to lead our wireless handheld future, darkhorse
Palm swiftly became the frontrunner. Snatching first place from the
incumbent Microsoft before Windows CE could even start campaigning.
... Palm and Microsoft are fighting to control the post-PC era.
Where devices such as cell phones, handhelds and even cars will all
connect to the Internet."
"WINDOWS CE SETBACKS
Lack of hardware support. Philips recently
announced that it would no longer create the CE-based Nino. Other
companies that have scrapped CE-based products include Sharp, NEC
and Motorola. ...
Delays. PCWeek recently reported that
the next version, Windows CE 3.0 is in early testing and will
probably miss Microsoft's original target to ship by the end of the
Additional TCO. A recent study by the
GartnerGroup indicates that the total cost of ownership (TCO) for
Windows-CE-based devices was $100 more per unit than other