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Issue #2003 - 20 (June 2003)
(Updated June 30, 2003)


Microsoft Updates Pocket PC OS & Rebrands it as Widows Mobile

Source: FierceWireless

OEM industry has quickly embraced Microsoft's Windows Mobile - its new Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC operating system. Several Wi-Fi players - Dell, Toshiba's Computer Systems Group and Symbol have announced that said that they would offer products running the software.

Because the new Windows Mobile offers built-in support for 802.11, several hot spot providers and Wi-Fi software vendors have also joined the equipment manufacturers in expressing their support for the new operating system. PCTEL announced a version of its Segue Roaming Client for Wi-Fi, which supports Windows Mobile. Columbitech is adding Windows Mobile support to its Columbitech Wireless Suite, which provides VPN services to the PDA OS. Also, Socket Communications will soon announce availability of Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) form factor Wi-Fi cards for PDAs, and it is going to make the cards and its line of Compact Flash interface Wi-Fi cards ready to work with Windows Mobile.

For more, go to Microsoft site.

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Microsoft is upgrading Pocket PC software with new functions that are being sought by users. Time for built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support has come and Microsoft has responded. New connection manager makes it easy to connect to the corporate network. These and other features make Windows Mobile far more functional and relevant. Industry response is  understandable.

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