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Europe’s largest computer show CeBIT 2000 in
Germany ran from February 24 to March 3, 2000.
The theme of this year’s show was that mobile computing is the
future. Device makers, wireless service providers and software developers
displayed their wares to an estimated 700,000-plus attendees.
Corp.’s Palm Computing division showcased it first color handheld
device, the Palm IIIc. (See our recent news)
new version of Internet Explorer for its Pocket PC platform, aka, CR
for palm-size devices
Computer Co. Ltd and Siemens AG’s Communications Devices division
showed off its working prototypes of their jointly developed mobile
Ltd. demonstrated its first reference design platform for smart
phones, Pearl, and discussed details of Quartz, a table like wireless
communicator and Crystal, a forthcoming personal digital
Computer Corp. announced wireless and Global System for Mobile
Communications solutions for its handheld products.
Electronics demonstrated several new products, including a handheld
PC, the Hc-7000, that lets users access e-mail, the Internet and data
from a company’s network using Microsoft’s Windows CE
handheld is reported to be the first Linux PDA.
exhibited their triple-band WAP handsets
Postbank showed off the first-ever mobile broking system
products on display: Xircom’s
Compact Flash, and Nokia ‘s Bluetooth headset
launched its MP3 player for mobile phones.
presented the Communicator 9110i with WAP capabilities.
It is the first to combine PC and mobile functionality and can
be upgraded by installing a WAP browser.
Available in the third quarter.
can’t compete with Symbian: Symbian
consortium says Transmeta’s MobileLinux will need an additional
chipset to emerge as a dominant mobile Internet platform
new servers from Fujitsu Siemens M800, M1000, M2000 available in May
AG rolled out a cart-full of phones and handheld phones and handheld
devices as well as prototypes of forthcoming units S35i and C35i to
its cordless handset, the Gigset 3010.
For more information, go to www.zdnet.co.uk/news/specials/2000/01/cebit2000