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Windows Embedded Business (WEB) gets ‘Handheld Terminals and Ruggedized Devices’

Up until now the Windows Embedded Business has overseen Windows Embedded CE, while the Mobile Communications Business managed Windows Mobile. That’s now changing. “To help us better meet current and future customer needs, today we’re announcing that handheld terminals and ruggedized devices will be part of the Windows Embedded Business. For our customers, this move provides them with closer connection between Windows Embedded CE and Windows Mobile product line enabling Microsoft to respond to their business needs in a more unified way. WEB is adding this effort to its overall strategy and vision as we’re committed to help specialized device manufacturers deliver rich user experiences and seamless connections to the world of Windows[…]We decided to make this move for a variety of reasons. First, Windows Embedded’s strength and experience in building software for specialized devices make WEB the ideal group to lead the handheld terminal and ruggedized device space. Second, with the transition of support to WEB, Microsoft gives the handheld terminal and ruggedized device products a holistic roadmap across both platforms and into the future. MCB will continue to focus on the mobile phone needs of customers with Windows Phones,” notes David Wurster.


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