Pocket PC


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Pocket PC

An earlier operating environment for handheld computers from Microsoft, based on the Windows CE operating system. Introduced in 2000, the Pocket PC included Pocket Office applications (Internet Explorer, Word and Excel), handwriting recognition, an e-book reader and wireless Internet. It was designed to compete with the Palm devices, which were popular at that time.

Pocket PC was part of the Windows Mobile platform and was renamed Windows Mobile Classic and Windows Mobile Professional in 2007. See Windows Mobile and Pocket PC Phone Edition.


Handheld Windows
Pocket PCs such as this Jornada from HP emerged after the turn of the century, providing users with mobile versions of popular Windows programs.
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Installing the Pocket PC software is as routine as it is for just about all other Pocket PCs, and it went off without a hitch.
The home page features current Pocket PC news items and software reviews.
The Duts virus (W32/Duts-A) is able to infect PDAs running the Pocket PC operating system, and was written by the 29A virus writing gang, the same group which claimed responsibility for writing the world's first mobile phone virus, Cabir.
Voice Command transforms Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition into a virtual personal assistant, allowing consumers to use their voice to access their contacts, phone, calendar, media player and more -- with no voice training required.
Security specialists Kaspersky Labs said they believe the Pocket PC bug was written by a Russian virus coder.i
The fourth option is the smartphone--a device that takes a traditional cell phone and enhances it with the Pocket PC or Palm operating system so it also can function as a PDA.
The Duts virus (W32/Duts-A) is able to infect PDAs running the Pocket PC operating system, and it was reportedly written by the 29A virus writing gang.
"Employees of our corporate customers will be able to use the Audiovox PPC4100 Pocket PC and GoodLink to stay connected whether at home or traveling in dozens of countries overseas."
With the addition of LivePDA, customers can now easily connect to mobile users using Pocket PC.
There are currently two major types of handheld computers--those with the Palm OS operating system and those that run the Pocket PC operating system.
Manage and optimize remote access to mission-critical applications and networks from any location, network or Pocket PC device.
Pocket PC (PPC) 2003 and its Phone Edition sibling feature numerous usability and configuration enhancements, with a strong emphasis on the needs of wireless users.