-- Compaq yesterday launched a handheld PC series aimed at mobile business users.
Compaq's C-Series Model 810 (a 8MB RAM monochrome version is available now in the US) runs the Microsoft's Windows CE operating system and a MIPS-based RISC proccesor. The Model 810 is upgradeable to 20MB of RAM.
Model 810 also contains an integrated 33.6Kbps modem, a standard telephone jack, speaker and microphone, and a display with two levels of backlighting. In addition, the unit includes handheld versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
Compaq also plans a colour version of the handheld, called the C-Series 2010C, which will have 20MB of RAM. The 2010C will be upgradeable to 32MB of RAM using EDO memory or a PC Card slot, and will be available in May.
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