Microsoft Launches New Windows Media Player 7 for Pocket PC

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2000 — Today at Streaming Media West 2000, Microsoft Corp. announced the immediate availability of the Microsoft® Windows Media Player 7 for Pocket PC. This new player offers Casio Computer Co., Compaq Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard (HP) Pocket PC users the ability to download and play Windows Media video as well as music content. Pocket PC owners will be able to download videos such as news clips, music videos and Windows Media and MP3 music from the Web directly onto their Pocket PC, and even play back their own home movies they have edited using Windows® Movie Maker in Windows Millennium (Windows Me). This underscores Microsoft’s commitment to enabling consumer access to digital media any time, any place and on any device.

“Windows Media Player 7 brings to Pocket PC users a complete Windows Media audio and video experience,”
said Dave Fester, general manager of the Digital Media Division, Microsoft Corp.
“Consumers can now not only enjoy their digital music, they can take their digital video with them.”

Features and Availability

Windows Media Player 7 for Pocket PC includes support for the Windows Media Audio and Video Format, an integrated skin chooser and support for Windows Media Digital Rights Management for both secure music and video. Windows Media Player 7 for Pocket PC is available for download today for owners of Compaq iPAQ Pocket PCs, the HP Jornada and the Casio Cassiopeia Pocket PC models. Pocket PC owners can download and find more information about the Windows Media Player 7 for Pocket PC at .

About Windows Media

Windows Media is the leading digital media platform, providing unmatched audio and video quality to consumers, content providers, solution providers, software developers and corporations. Windows Media offers the industry’s only integrated rights-management solution and the most scalable and reliable streaming technology tested by independent labs. Windows Media Technologies includes Windows Media Player for consumers, Windows Media Services for servers, Windows Media Tools for content creation, and the Windows Media Software Development Kit (SDK) for software and hardware developers. Windows Media Player, available in 26 languages, is the fastest-growing media player. More information about Windows Media can be found at .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device

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