OmniSky Internet Service for

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-04-02 Print this article Print

Pocket PC"> OmniSky Internet Service for Pocket PC

Teamed with wireless modems from Sierra Wireless and Novatel Wireless, OmniSkys Internet service ably connects HP Jornada and Compaq iPaq Pocket PC users to e-mail and the Web. Although we preferred the iPaq combination for its flexibility, the Jornada package performed well and costs significantly less.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Pocket PC users can access company e-mail on the road with relatively little setup.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The iPaq combination costs more than the Jornada package, but its hardware can be used with future devices as well.

Fast messaging access; useful Web clipping channels.

iPaq hardware is costly; Jornada hardware cannot be used with other devices.

OmniSky Corp., Palo Alto, Calif.; (800) 860-5767;

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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