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Old 06-11-2003, 04:00 PM
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Default Launch Date Set for Pocket PC 2003 and HP and Gateway to Launch Pocket PCs

http://www.computerweekly.com/artic...lavourID=1&sp=1

"Microsoft will launch its Pocket PC 2003 operating system on 23 June, and Gateway and Hewlett-Packard (HP) will announce their latest PDAs. The latest version of Pocket PC will come with improved capabilities for detecting and maintaining wireless network connections, and better performance. It will also be optimised for Intel's XScale processors. Gateway will make its debut into the handheld market alongside the Pocket PC 2003 launch. The company has embarked upon a strategy to turn its fortunes around by emphasising consumer electronics products in addition to its flagship PCs."

Now there's something I didn't see coming - Gateway making a Pocket PC? I remember there was a hint about this a while back, but this seems to be confirmed. Moo! Here comes Gateway...
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Old 06-11-2003, 04:04 PM
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It will be interesting to see what Gateway's handheld looks like. Their new desktop line looks pretty sweet. If they applied in-house designers on this project, it might carry the same theme. I hope they didn't do what Dell did by leaving the whole design up to asian contract manufacturers. The Axim is a great product...but ugly.

By the way, this article also mentions the Viewsonic V37 is coming too. Looks like this is going to be a GREAT summer for relatively low cost wireless Pocket PCs. 0X
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Old 06-11-2003, 04:11 PM
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Well, Gateway didn't make their own Tablet PC (they just silkscreened Gateway on a Mobile Computing machine and added Gateway to the boot screen). I don't really see them designing their own. Maybe it will be one of the ones that are only available in the Asian market that we periodically drool over
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Old 06-11-2003, 04:23 PM
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This is simply fantastic news. The more manufacturers in the PPC world, the better the choice, the better the competition and ultimately a healthier marketplace for PPC in general!

Hmmm... If all that speculation is that MSFT wants to bail on the PPC platform in favor of smartphone was true, then why would more manufacturers join the group of PPC providers? Obviously there appears to be money to be made, or these enterprises wouldn't spend so much to develop devices!

Hip Hip Hooray! PPC 2003 will be announced 6/23/03. Note to self: Log on to PPC Thoughts first thing in the AM to see the juicy details!!
 
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Old 06-11-2003, 04:32 PM
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Hip Hip Hooray! PPC 2003 will be announced 6/23/03. Note to self: Log on to PPC Thoughts first thing in the AM to see the juicy details!!
You mean this isn't a daily recurring task with an alarm set for 8am? :wink:
 
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Old 06-11-2003, 04:33 PM
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Apparently Viewsonic is already listing the V37 on their web site:

http://www.viewsonic.com/products/po...ocketpcv37.htm
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Old 06-11-2003, 05:02 PM
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So how long does it usually take for the OEMs to have their ROM updates available? I am looking to Dell to let us have the upgrade for not too many , not too many days after the release.

Personally I like the look of the Axim.
 
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Old 06-11-2003, 05:20 PM
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When Microsoft says that this will be xscale optomized, will the new OS run slower on any other processor? (StrongArm)
 
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Old 06-11-2003, 05:25 PM
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I hope dell post a FREE ROM update. no dollars required... I've only had mine 2 weeks!
 
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Old 06-11-2003, 05:27 PM
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Hip Hip Hooray! PPC 2003 will be announced 6/23/03. Note to self: Log on to PPC Thoughts first thing in the AM to see the juicy details!!
You mean this isn't a daily recurring task with an alarm set for 8am? :wink:
8am ? I am in usually between 6.30 - 6.45, sipping coffee and enjoying PPCT.... :-)
 
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