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MOBILITY: Microsoft announced it's Portable Media Center product line
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 09.01.04 - 20:15:30 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 6461x
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Do you remember Microsoft Media2Go I was reporting about last Spring when I've attended möbius Europe 2003.

Now it's called Portable Media Center and was announced on CES this week:

Portable Media Centers put all of your favorite video, music, and pictures at your fingertips wherever you are. Take digital entertainment from your PC with you on the go, including recorded TV shows, downloaded videos, home movies, music, and photos. With Windows Mobile software featuring an easy-to-use, familiar Windows Media Center Edition interface, Portable Media Centers let you enjoy immediate access to all of your favorite entertainment - anytime, anywhere. Portable Media Centers will be available in the second half of 2004.

See how Portable Media Centers can revolutionize the way you interact with all your media on the go.

Portable Media Centers
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While I generally like the idea (but honestly, it's not that new I mean in fact it's an iPod with video) I wondered before and still wonder why to have a new device calls - the "Portable Media Center" which is working on Windows CE like Pocket PCs and why Pocket PCs shouldn't be able to fulfill that demands? Is it about the user interface which looks easier and sleeker with a Portable Media Center? If so then my question would be how to improve the Pocket PC UI to make it more convenient to fulfill mass market requirements. If it is something different I would like to learn what it is.
This Media2Go idea itself is a great one and I'm already living it with my Smartphone and Pocket PC but why should I have to carry another device now?

Honestly - I'm still a little bit clueless. :?

Cheers ~ Arne

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