Anonymous (not verified) - May 22nd, 2001
Reprinted from a Microsoft press release:
REDMOND, Wash. - May 22, 2001 - Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of Microsoft Windows Media 7.1 Player for Pocket PC and announced a preview of a new wireless digital media guide for mobile users, WindowsMedia.com Mobile.
Windows Media Player 7.1 for Pocket PC is the first all-in-one media player to support wireless access to digital audio and video for Pocket PC users,* as well as playback of downloaded audio and video content. The player also includes breakthrough Windows Media Audio and Video 8 codec technology providing the best-quality audio and video in the smallest file size.
The new preview of WindowsMedia.com Mobile provides mobile users with access to top-quality Windows Media audio and video content, which can be streamed to a Pocket PC over high-speed wireless Internet access such as Metricom's Ricochet Network or 802.11 Wireless LANs.
"The future of wireless streaming is here today with information and entertainment just a click away for Pocket PC users," said Dave Fester, general manager of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft. "The launch today of these two key innovations for mobile users is a critical milestone in the goal of delivering digital media any time, any place on any device."
Windows Media Player 7.1 for Pocket PC - The First All-In-One Mobile Media Player