Gadgets, deals highlight Comdex show

HP is in e-PC talks with Qwest, Sun's Scott McNealy rips PCs, executives bicker about the future of Internet appliances and Dell says it's considering Net access and consulting.

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Chipset sleeper RCC eyes going public
Reliance Computing Company, a little-known outfit that specializes in an important yet arcane component for Intel-based computers, is thinking big. (November 19, 4:00 a.m. PT)

EMC to scrap low-end Data General computers
EMC, having completed its acquisition of Data General, will eliminate the low end of its Aviion server line in an attempt to make the business unit profitable. (November 19, 4:00 a.m. PT)

Ericsson answers the call for MP3
New Ericsson cell phones will offer some of the hottest new consumer trends by means of add-on cartridges with MP3 and Bluetooth technology, although there are still some issues to iron out.(November 19, 4:00 a.m. PT)

Emachines CEO: Profits to flow from deals
Emachines is aggressively targeting deals with Internet service providers and e-commerce companies to bolster its low-cost brand at any cost short of increasing prices. (November 18, 12:00 p.m. PT)

 Wednesday, Nov. 17
•  HP, Qwest mull e-PC distribution pact
•  Via to release cut-rate processor early next year
•  Sun's CEO rips PC industry on its home turf

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 Tuesday, Nov. 16
•  Execs find little common ground on "post-PC" era
•  Novell update intended to simplify Web logins, networks
•  Sony earmarks $200 million for broadband investments
•  Dell eyes services, devices
•  Cisco pitches Net as educational tool
•  Evidence mounts of exodus from Windows CE
•  Networking firms shout over wireless standards
•  Gates: Digital image firms face obstacles
•  Intel adds to Linux investments with eSoft

 Monday, Nov. 15
• Sony looks to a future beyond PCs
• HP's Fiorina wants "intimate, warm, friendly" Net
• Linux founder: User needs shaping new era
• Everex abandons palm-sized PC line
• Microsoft execs tout upcoming Windows 2000
• IBM in Net deal with PlanetRx
• Compaq allies with Proxim for networking products
• Red Hat buys software firm, shuffles CEO
• After many delays, Rambus PCs finally released
• Sony, Palm to team on handhelds
• Corel aims for simpler Linux version
• Microsoft details Web Companion
• Intel buys another communications company
• Microsoft beefs up connectivity for Windows CE
• Sony unveils new music player, Dell to release pagers
 Sunday, Nov. 14
• Gates shows off Web Companion

"This is really the first Comdex that ushers in the start of the 'PC plus' era in a big way."

- Brian Shafer, product manager, Microsoft

"Everything's becoming a consumer appliance, so what's the point of a computer show?"

- Will Nelson, editor, Smaller.com


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