'Talisker' -Beta released
As of today, around 300 beta testers have the chance to put a preliminary version of the Windows CE 4.0 operating system, code name 'Talisker', through its paces. Even the most important innovations indicate what Microsoft's future handheld PCs and other small computers equipped with Windows CE 4.0 will achieve.
In addition to supporting DVDs, Talisker also includes Bluetooth - Integrated standard that enables extremely fast wireless communication. Microsoft had ruled out its implementation a few days ago. Another feature is the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption level for IE 5.5. Should Windows CE 4.0 appear in December as planned, the operating system change will only be possible on the hardware side with a new flash memory. Windows CE is too small for an upgrade, according to Microsoft.