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Microsoft To Unveil 'Advanced' Communication PC

'Athens' is one of several products expected to be introduced at next week's WinHEC confab.

Bill Gates next week will unveil a new kind of computer at Microsoft's annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in New Orleans. The PC prototype, co-developed with Hewlett-Packard and referred to as Athens, is a platform for collaboration and communication that's outfitted for "advanced" voice, video, and text messaging, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect also is expected to show other prototypes and to lay out the company's vision for software-hardware design synergies in both consumer and business systems, including data-center machines.

Among the other Windows-friendly hardware developments on the agenda at WinHEC: Intel plans to discuss advances in Serial ATA technology; Transmeta will tout new developments in its energy-efficient processors for lightweight devices; Compuware will discuss DriverStudio 3, the next release of its toolset for building Windows device drivers; and DigitalPersona will introduce a fingerprint reader that can be integrated into mobile devices for user authentication.

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