PC Magazine Names “Best of COMDEX 2003″

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They have a number of categories, but the most interesting in this context is the “Mobile Devices” group. Microsoft took home the gold with their SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology). PDA’s made up two of the other three finalist spots, with the HP iPAQ h4350 and the Treo 600 earning honorable mention. Here’s the rundown from PC Mag. The entire list is available at their site.

Category: Mobile Devices  

Winner:
MSN Direct
Microsoft Corp.
The MSN Direct service gives people glanceable information they need when they need it, including news, weather, stock updates, personal messages and appointment reminders. Initially available in Smart Watches from Fossil and Suunto, these devices feature multiple watch faces and automatic time-zone adjustment based on location.

Finalist:
HP IPAQ Pocket PC h4350
Hewlett-Packard
With its backlit keyboard, bright display and both 802.11b and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, the h4350 is currently our favorite Pocket PC. It’s ideal for road warriors.

Finalist:
PalmOne Treo 600
PalmOne
If you prefer a phone/PDA combo, the Treo 600 is the way to go. It features an integrated keyboard and a bright display for using the Palm OS functions, and it’s not much bigger than a standard cell phone.

Finalist:
Bluespoon Digital
Nextlink.to
This is the smallest and lightest wireless Bluetooth headset we’ve seen. It fits snuggly in your ear and features digital noise cancellation, providing unsurpassed audio quality in noisy environments.

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