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For portable PCs, wireless is the word

roundup PC makers at the TechXNY show this week in New York will paint a picture of a wireless utopia. Look for new handhelds from HP and Toshiba, and a Fujitsu tablet.

'Tis the season for handheld PCs and their computing cousins. Dell seems to be on the verge of getting into the business at last, according to a research report, even as Hewlett-Packard brings out its first iPaqs. Toshiba's busy, too, with its own handheld computer and an iPod-like device. Meanwhile, Microsoft and Fujitsu are set to make the case for tablet PCs.

Wireless the word at TechXNY
PC makers at the TechXNY show this week in New York will paint a picture of a wireless utopia. Looking for a hot spot?
June 23, 2002 
HP and Kyocera lift up new handhelds
The device makers announce the latest additions to their handheld product lines one day before the official kickoff of the TechXNY trade show.
June 24, 2002 
Report: Dell to try its hand at handhelds
A new report from market researcher ARS speculates that the PC giant is getting ready to go with a system based on Microsoft's Pocket PC platform.
June 21, 2002 
Drumbeat picks up for tablet PCs
Sources say Fujitsu will unveil a prototype PC that runs Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system at next week's mobile computing festival in New York.
June 21, 2002 
HP to debut first new iPaqs since merger
The computing giant is set to announce the first newly developed handheld to use the device's name since the company completed its acquisition of Compaq and the iPaq line.
June 20, 2002 
Toshiba to offer iPod twin for PCs
The company is taking a page out of Apple's book with an upcoming music player for the Japanese market that bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPod but is geared toward Windows users.
June 20, 2002 

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