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Friday, October 29, 2004

Microsoft Develops Next-Generation PDA Interface

Microsoft is developing a new PDA interface that will allow users to access Web content more easily. As more PDA users get wireless Internet access, the problem of surfing the Web on a very small screen becomes evident. A standard web page is illegible on a PDA.

Microsoft's solution is to allow users to zoom in on content of interest through pen strokes. The user can use standard web menus and links, then enlarge pages to be readable while preserving their context.

Source: Futurismic