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Compaq thinks beyond the beige box

The computer maker attempts to jump-start its PC business with the simplified iPaq and a new business portal.

 

  latest developments 

The computer maker attempts to jump-start its PC business with the simplified iPaq and a new business portal.

"This goes back to Detroit and tail fins."

- Roger Kay, an analyst at International Data Corporation, regarding the new styles that PC makers are using.

 


Hopes pinned on new iPaq
update Compaq Computer Photograph is attempting to bolster its beleaguered PC business with its small-scale iPaq, a business computer that will cost $499.

Compaq plans business portal
The PC maker will launch a new information portal with content providers American Express, CMGI, Intel, Microsoft, and Siebel.

previous coverage
Compaq set to unveil new scaled-down PC
The new strategy depends on desktops that Compaq claims are easier to manage. Many others are doing this, but Compaq may have the greatest sense of urgency.