CES: Sierra Wireless agrees to help Microsoft enable Pocket PCs for CDMA wide area wireless connectivity
BusinessWire reports that Sierra Wireless yesterday signed a joint development agreement with Microsoft with an aim to tighten integration of Sierra Wireless’ Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) products and the Microsoft Pocket PC platform.
Under terms of the agreement, the parties have agreed to share resources and to develop highly integrated versions of Microsoft’s popular Pocket PC and upcoming Smartphone 2002 software platforms. Initially, the development will enhance support for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who are integrating 1xRTT CDMA embedded modules into PocketPC and Smartphone 2002 products allowing them to bring to market tightly integrated, fully tested wireless voice and data solutions for the Pocket PC platform.
Sierra hopes that this step will enable Original Equipment Manufacturers to develop CDMA hardware and software solutions for the Pocket PC with greater ease.