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Intrinsyc's New Wireless PDA Reference Design purchased by Microsoft
Posted: 20-Dec-2002 [Source: Intrinsyc press release]

[Microsoft becomes customer for Intrinsyc's next generation wireless handheld reference design, the MicroPDA, featuring multiple microprocessors including Intel's newest chip, the PXA250.]

Vancouver, BC -- Intrinsyc Software, Inc., a global leader in creating, networking and managing specialized, intelligent devices, today announced Microsoft Corp. is one of the first customers for its next generation wireless handheld reference design, the MicroPDA.

The MicroPDA brings a new level of innovation and possibilities to the creation of advanced wireless handheld devices that require voice, data, Internet and multimedia technologies. It supports Microsoft's Windows CE .NET operating system, the Microsoft Smartphone 2002 software, and the Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition software, as well as multiple microprocessors such as Intel's newest chip, the PXA250. The MicroPDA features multiple communication, networking and peripheral support options including a color high resolution touchscreen display, audio, web camera, 'always-on' Internet connectivity, and more - all in a sleek, compact design.

The MicroPDA can be easily customized to fit an OEM's exact needs and is also a powerful "out of the box" solution for creating, demonstrating, and debugging handheld technology.

"We are very pleased to have collaborated with Intrinsyc on the MicroPDA," said Mark Casey, director of marketing for Intel's PCA Components Group. "This product will allow Intel and its customers to test and optimize software applications developed for their next-generation wireless voice and data products. The MicroPDA provides a highly flexible development tool that can be easily upgraded to the next-generation of Intel processor."

"Contributing to the development of the next generation of mobile and small footprint devices, Intrinsyc is delivering an innovative reference design that can utilize the full functionality of the Windows CE .NET operating system and other Microsoft mobile device platforms," said Keith White, senior director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft. "The MicroPDA provides developers support for wireless networking, multimedia and Internet functionality, speeding up the development process for companies seeking to deliver innovative handheld devices."

"This is very exciting, cutting-edge technology," said Neil McDonnell, Intrinsyc President and CEO. "The fact Intel has collaborated on this project and Microsoft has purchased the MicroPDA reinforces the value of Intrinsyc's solutions for developing more advanced PDAs and other intelligent devices."


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