The Compaq brand will disappear.
Following the huge merger between HP and Compaq, after years of service, the Texan house will be fundamentally purchased by HP. In addition to inserting his trusted men in the command seats at the Palo Alto headquarters in California, thousands of workers now made redundant, HP will no longer market Compaq products by the middle of next year, or since the merger (if approved by the US and Europe) will become operational. This is learned from a press release directed to Compaq's third parties: "we will then do business under the HP name". We wonder what will happen to the two handhelds, practically the only ones, one from HP (Jornada) and one from Compaq (iPaq, whose new model expected for October 4th, perhaps already with the new Microsoft Pocket PC 2002, ex Merlin ), which currently use the Microsoft PocketPC operating system (still in the minority compared to the Palm OS world) in a dignified manner.