RealNetworks plays on Pocket PC devices

RealNetworks launched a version of its RealOne Player for devices running Microsoft's Pocket PC software on Monday, and said Compaq Computer will ship the media-player software with its iPaq handheld computer.

The RealOne Player for Pocket PC allows the user to watch and listen to audio and video content stored on the device or broadcast on the Internet, RealNetworks said in a statement.

Compaq, of Houston, will bundle the slimmed-down RealOne Player with its iPaq handhelds, RealNetworks said. The deal extends an agreement announced late last year to install the RealOne Player on Compaq's Presario line of consumer desktops and notebooks.

RealNetworks plans later this month to offer a PC-side plug-in for the RealOne Player, enabling users to transfer audio and video content from the PC to their iPaq. A Web site with a selection of streaming and downloadable content for Pocket PC devices is available now ( However, streaming only works on Pocket PC 2002 devices, RealNetworks said.

RealOne Player for Pocket PC marks RealNetworks' latest push to broaden its reach across devices. The Seattle-based software maker last week announced a deal with Nokia Corp. of Espoo, Finland, to include a version of the RealOne player in more mobile phones, as well as in the software Nokia licenses to other handset makers.

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