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Pocket PC
More than just an organizer, the Pocket PC comes with array of features that give you the freedom to be productive in your work and personal life.

Handheld PC
Available in four different, shapes, sizes, and types of mobile devices -- the wireless ready Handheld PC is here!

Mobile Phones
Windows® Powered Smartphone 2002 offers both voice and rich wireless data capabilities in one device.
Mobile News and Events
MMIS 2002 looks to cater for demand for enterprise applications on the move
As demand grows within organizations for mobile access to corporate applications and crucial information such as business e-mail, calendar and contacts, Microsoft® is helping to satisfy these business needs with Microsoft Mobile Information Server 2002 (MMIS). MMIS 2002 ships with Microsoft Outlook Mobile Access 2002 and delivers secure, wireless synchronization between Microsoft Exchange 2000 and Pocket PC 2002 * devices. To check out the powerful new features of MMIS 2002 and for an introduction on how to deploy it, click here.

Membership Has Its Benefits: Microsoft Announces Mobility Partner Advisory Council
January 30, 2002 -- Responding to the needs of the rapidly growing ecosystem around mobility products, Microsoft Corp. today announced it has formed a new, specialized arm of its global Mobile Solutions Partner Program (MSPP), called the Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC). The MPAC was created both to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft® mobility platform development and to provide new technical, marketing and business development support to companies making significant investments and inroads in the mobility space.

BBC Bans Non- Pocket PC 2002 PDAs
January 30, 2002 -- BBC employees are to be banned from connecting their PDAs to the BBC's computers unless they run on the Microsoft Windows Pocket PC 2002 platform. An internal email from the company's technology division stated all PDA platforms other than Pocket PC are insecure - which will prevent anybody operating a Palm or Psion handheld device from using their PDA at work. The email said reasons of security and unusually, the "exposure to users of health and safety risks" left the company with no other choice but the Pocket PC platform. Employees have until summer 2003 to change their PDAs or refrain from porting them to BBC computers.

Philips Puts Bluetooth in iPAQ Expansion Pack
January 30, 2002 -- Philips Components, a division of Philips Electronics, today announced that Compaq Computer Corp. is leveraging Philips' embedded Bluetooth technology in its newly introduced Bluetooth Expansion Pack for the iPAQ Pocket PC H3700 and H3600 Series products. In addition, Compaq now offers the iPAQ Pocket PC H3870 model, which includes an embedded Bluetooth slot. These new Bluetooth solutions, which encompass hardware and software, provide iPAQ Pocket PC users all the benefits of wireless connectivity while retaining the signature streamline design for extreme portability. In addition, these Bluetooth capabilities also make the Secure Digital slot available for memory expansion.

HP Releases Firmware Upgrade for Jornada 56x
January 30, 2002 -- Hewlett Packard has released firmware update for its Jornada 560-series Pocket PCs that enhances the performance of the button and audio drivers and hp backup software. Pocket PC 2002 Service Pack 1 for Jornada 56x devices is also available now. These downloads are also available for German and French versions of the operating system.

Sierra Wireless AirCard 555 Available
January 29, 2002 -- Sierra Wireless and Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless communications service provider in the United States, announced today the commercial availability of the Sierra Wireless AirCard 555 wireless network card for use on the new Verizon Wireless' Express Network, Verizon Wireless' 1xRTT data network. Mobile users can now experience faster wireless connectivity on the Verizon Wireless Express Network, the most expansive and advanced wireless network service offered today.

* Wireless capability available via separately purchased modem and/or other wireless accessories. See Pocket PC device manufacturer for details.


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