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Electronic Japanese Dictionary hacked back to its CE roots
04 August 2021

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HPC:Factor is an online community of users who share a common interest in the legendary, yet legacy Microsoft Handheld PC platform and in its underlying operating system Microsoft Windows CE.

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How-to-Geek remembers Windows CE
If you are feeling ever nostalgic about the bygone age of Windows CE, Benj Edwards over at How-to-Geek has published a short editorial on the topic of "What was Windows CE, and why did people use it?".

Controversial use of the Oxford comma aside, Benj has a quick romp through HPC:Factor's... Continue Reading »
Published 4 months ago in News
C:Amie · 1 comment
History of Windows CE - 30pin talks to Brad Silverberg & HPC:Factor
30pin.com's Yuri Litvinenko has just published an article in which he takes a reflective view of the addled history of Windows CE across the last 24 years.

In discussion with various players from within Microsoft, including Brad Silverberg, Microsoft’s then Senior VP of Personal Systems, Harel Kodesh, Microsoft’s former VP of... Continue Reading »
Published 6 months ago in News
C:Amie · 2 comments
What is your mobile device daily driver for 2021?
We all know it. It's written all over your worn out thumb! You've been moonlighting on Windows CE, haven't you?

It's OK, it's 2021 and there's about as much chance of a Windows CE device being able to supply you with your pandemic Netflix hit as there is Hewlett Packard announcing... Continue Reading »
Published 6 months ago in Community
C:Amie · 12 comments
Windows CE Pegasus: 24 years and counting
It is that time of year again here at HPC:Factor. The inexorable creep of time means that today, Windows CE Pegasus - better known as Windows CE 1.0 - has reached the milestone of its 24th birthday. I think that for the American members of our community, this now means... Continue Reading »
Published 9 months ago in News
C:Amie · 6 comments
Sharp Brain PW-A7000 + ceOpener
The Sharp Brain PW-A7000 is one of those obscure Japanese only Windows CE release that most in the West will never get to see. Designed for a very niche market, the Brain offered the Japanese business person on the fly access to a set of tools designed to help navigate... Continue Reading »
Published 1 year ago in Reviews
C:Amie · 0 comments
Exploiting H/PC Pro 3.0 - Windows CE's unseen legacy
Most users of computing devices seldom giving the very real need to understand application security much credence. The same is true for most Windows CE users, who, since 1996 have without much more than a second glance consumed tools, apps and utilities from the Internet without much thought to the... Continue Reading »
Published 1 year ago in News
C:Amie · 2 comments