Jhon schrijft: "Billie geeft zijn Windows CE nog niet op en heeft al wat nieuwe features beschreven in een speech. Het zal een opgewaardeerde versie van Windows CE worden en zal Pocket PC gaan heten. Hier een stukkie uit het bericht:":
LAS VEGAS--Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates isn't giving up on software for handheld devices, tonight describing a new version of Windows CE in a trade show address.
In a keynote speech long on gee whiz predictions about the home of the future, and short on details of how Microsoft hopes to participate in a connected world, Gates kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show here with several announcements. As expected, he touted an updated version of Windows CE called Pocket PC and several other technologies.
Notwithstanding Gates' musings on convergence, though, the big question is whether Microsoft can make a go at fast-growing handhelds, popular information appliances that are increasingly figuring in high-tech companies' plans for online goods and services. Despite Microsoft's marketing heft and predictions that its arrival into the market would decimate rivals, Windows CE has failed to gain much momentum.
Pocket PC, formerly code-named Rapier, contains new features such as the capability to read electronic books through an application called Microsoft Reader. Earlier today, Microsoft said it will form an alliance with Barnes and Noble for electronic books, an area that the retailer has actively been exploring. Microsoft has scheduled an announcement for tomorrow morning.
Pocket PC will be the first software from Microsoft to use ClearType technology, which renders fonts easier to read. Also new on Pocket PC devices: support for Windows Media Player, which plays digital music stored in files formats like MP3. The Media Player software has been gaining ground against RealNetworks.
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