Handheld PC

Handheld PC

compatible hand-held computers also existed.

Some Handheld PCs run on Microsoft's Windows CE operating system, with the term also covering Windows CE devices released by the broader commercial market.

Windows CE handheld PCs

The Handheld PC was a hardware design for PDA devices running Windows CE. It provides the appointment calendar functions usual for any PDA. The intent of Windows CE was to provide an environment for applications compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system, on processors better suited to low-power operation in a portable device. Originally announced in 1996, the Handheld PC is distinctive from its more recent counterparts such as the Palm-Size PC, Pocket PC, or SmartPhone in that the specification provides for larger screen sizes as well as a keyboard.

To be classed as a Windows CE Handheld PC the device must [cite web
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*Run Microsoft's Windows CE
*Be bundled with an application suite only found through an OEM Platform Release and not in Windows CE itself
*Use ROM
*Have a screen supporting a resolution of greater than 480×240
*Include a keyboard
*Include a CompactFlash Slot
*Include a PC card Slot
*Include an infrared (IrDA) port
*Provide wired serial and/or USB connectivity

Examples of Handheld PC devices are the NEC MobilePro 900c, HP 320LX, HP Jornada 720, and Vadem Clio. A full list of Handheld PC class devices can be found at [http://www.hpcfactor.com/ HPC:Factor] in the [http://www.hpcfactor.com/qlink/?linkid=9 Handheld PC Device Specifications List] .

Microsoft has stopped developing for the Handheld PC since 2000, instead focusing development on the Pocket PC and Smartphone. Other Handheld PCs may not use Windows CE. Windows CE devices which match all of the hardware requirements of the H/PC specification but lack a keyboard are known as Windows CE Tablet PC or Webpad devices.

External links

* [http://www.hpcfactor.com/ HPC:Factor] — Handheld PC Community exclusive support and resources
* [http://www.hpcfactor.com/qlink/?linkID=20 History of Windows CE] at HPC:Factor
* [http://www.microsoft.com/mobile/ Mobile Devices] at Microsoft.com
* [http://www.smartmobileassets.com SmartMobileassets] — Mobile device from a business perspective; Specific models
* [http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/ Handheld Attitude (j7xx)] — Software information repository for Jornada 700 series devices
* [http://www.hpcnec.com/ HPC NEC] — All about NEC MobilePros
* [http://www.todopocketpc.com/zonahpc.asp Zona handheld PC] — Foro de habla hispana

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