Pocket PC Platform Announced

Microsoft announced that a new "Pocket PC" platform will succeed the Palm-size PC platform as Microsoft’s standard bearer for Windows CE on keyboardless, handheld devices. The announcement, made at the 2000 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is both a rebranding move—Microsoft’s "Palm-size PC" brand was too similar to Palm’s far more successful Palm PC, which outsells Windows CE devices six to one—and a technology move, rolling out the next version of Windows CE for handheld devices.

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