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Fold-out keyboard in pricey portable

S-XGen ultramobile PC includes PocketPC operating system, cell phone connectivity, Wi-Fi, a camcorder, and a 4-inch touch screen.

By January 11, 2007


Data, downloads and Microsoft

The company taps VoiceStream Wireless and Verizon Wireless to debut its Windows-powered PocketPC devices in the United States.

By March 18, 2002


Rough Guides climbs into e-books

Rough Guides, a publisher of travel guides, says it has selected e-book conversion provider Texterity to put its travel books into an electronic format. Rough Guides said that for the first time it will make more than 20 e-book versions of its travel guides available this month. The company also plans to turn its dictionary phrasebooks and other titles into e-books. The guides will come in the Microsoft Reader format as well as the PocketPC, according to Rough Guides. The London-based company is offering eight titles for free through a promotion with Microsoft. Beginning July 1, it will start selling its travel e-books through retailers, such as Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. The company said the suggested retail price for the e-books will be about 20 percent to 30 percent less than print books, which sell for about $10 to $15. Rough Guides publishes more than 150 titles including 100 travel guides, language phrasebooks, music guides, world music CDs, and pocket Internet guides.

May 10, 2001


HP handhelds don't live up to claims

Hewlett-Packard acknowledges its new Microsoft-powered PocketPC doesn't deliver the full color experience due to a change in hardware specifications.

May 23, 2000


Shortages, performance plague handheld makers

Hewlett-Packard acknowledges its new PocketPC doesn't deliver the full color experience promised, while Palm reports shortages of its popular handheld computers due to tight supplies of key parts.

By May 24, 2000