Windows of Opportunity
January 21, 1997
With the first Windows CE systems out and on store shelves for the holiday season, several others are on deck, awaiting release this spring and summer. In contrast to the initial pocket rockets, the next three systems may actually gain from waiting for some of the first generation kinks to be worked out of Windows CE. And rather than being generic PDAs, these will each have an individual focus.
With a new hand-held operating system and at least seven new ultra-portable systems to choose from, the universe of PDAs is expanding rapidly. The question is whether this market will continue to expand, level off, or be followed by an implosion. -- Brian Nadel