Posted by Chris Maunder
Friday, April 21, 2000 6:00pm
A one-stop site for all your pocket PC needs
Microsoft have launched their latest hand-held companion the Pocket PC, and with it a new site that promises everything for the total Pocket PC experience.
The new site offers information for developers, consumers, and those of us just wanting to keep up with the latest toys. Even so - these devices have come along way from the early CE units and are ready to give the Palm crowd a real run for their money.
New features for the PocketPCs include
- Full E-mail, including POP3 and IMAP4 standards
- Full Web Browsing
- 320x240x16bit full color active matrix screens
- 32-bit processor up to 206MHz, with up to 32Mb memory
- Expansion slots, USB, infra red connectivity
- Voice and handwriting recognition
- MP3 support, DirectX support, onboard reader and games.
Many PPC manufactures are offering upgrade paths
for their devices, however HPCs and HPC Pro devices cannot yet be upgraded to use PocketPC software.
Unfortunately it seems new development tools for CE 3.0 won't be available until June. The full package of Windows CE 3.0 and Windows CE Platform Builder 3.0 will be available through normal channels June at http://www.microsoft.com/embedded/
. For more developer information see Microsoft's PressPass announcement
The new Pocket PC site is at www.PocketPC.com
. For other information on Pocket PC's and Handheld PC's, check out Microsoft's Mobile devices site at http://www.microsoft.com/mobile/