Microsoft unveils latest version of Pocket PC OS

Microsoft Corp. today released the new version of its Pocket PC operating system. Windows Mobile 2003 supports the Bluetooth standard, and can automatically detect and connect to wireless networks, company officials said.

Microsoft has improved digital image editing, pumped up storage, and added the new Windows Media Player 9 and support for Exchange Server 2003.

Although many companies, including Dell Computer Corp., are not making any immediate changes to their hardware to accommodate the OS, some, such as Intermec Technologies Corp. of Everett, Wash., are rolling out new hardware for Mobile 2003.

Dell officials said the company will let users upgrade to the new OS on their existing handheld systems, paying $29.95 to download Mobile 2003.

Meanwhile, Gateway Inc. is adding personal digital assistants running the new OS to its lineup. The Gateway 100X, which will have a price tag from $300 to $350, is slated to hit stores late next month.

Stay tuned: In the July 28 issue of GCN, the GCN Lab will rate eight PDAs and put Mobile 2003 under our reviewers' microscope.


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