Windows Mobile 2003 Unveiled

Microsoft has launched its next generation Pocket PC software platform, now dubbed Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PCs. The new release features enhanced wireless networking with native Bluetooth support, and improved security. Mobile entertainment has also been given a boost, as Windows Mobile 2003 supports Windows Media 9 Series audio and video, along with digital photo viewing.

"Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs creates new opportunities for hardware, software and wireless companies to partner and deliver innovative solutions to help improve the way people work and live," said Juha Christensen, Microsoft corporate vice president for the Mobile Devices Division.

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"By improving the core elements of Windows Mobile software, Microsoft has enabled customers to take advantage of software features that are wireless-ready and easy to use, and to connect with people and information with a broader range of new device hardware -- and at attractive prices."

Gateway and JVC will introduce new devices based on the platform later this year, joining Dell, Toshiba, ViewSonic and other manufacturers that will soon ship Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile 2003 software. Microsoft also released a software development kit for the new Windows Mobile platform.

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