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00:27 Aug 26, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: pocket PC
Bleibt Pocket PC im deutschen gleich oder gibt es da nocch eine anderen Begriff?
Vielen Dank.
M Playford
German translation:Pocket PC
Explanation:
also common in German

1,360 google hits

hth

inge
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IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 15:12
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Pocker-PC oder tragbarer Kleinst-Computer oder Mini-Computer im TaschenformatDan McCrosky
na +1Pocket PC
IngePreiss
naPocket PC
nettranslatorde
naTaschen-PC
Alexander Schleber
naPC im TaschenformatGeri Linda Metterle
na -1Taschen-PC, Palm Organizer
nettranslatorde


  

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2 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Pocket PC


Explanation:
also common in German

1,360 google hits

hth

inge

IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 15:12
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 82

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
13 hrs
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7 mins
PC im Taschenformat


Explanation:
PC oder Notebook im Taschenformat ist auch ein geläufiger Ausdruck dafür.

Ist mir eigentlich geläufiger im deutschsprachigen Raum.

over 3 yearas of IT-Experience

Geri Linda Metterle
Local time: 15:12
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 8
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1 hr
Taschen-PC


Explanation:
A shorter form of Geri's suggestion that draws 1.140 Google hits.

Geri suggestion "PC im Taschenformat" only draws 21 hits. So you can see what the writers vote is.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 15:12
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Taschen-PC, Palm Organizer


Explanation:
Both is possible here in Germany and commonly used.



    personal experience as wive of a programmer
nettranslatorde
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 462

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Roland Grefer: Palm Organizers are generally based on PalmOS, while Pocket PCs are based on WinCE
9 hrs
  -> I've checked again: the op. systems are different + "Pocket PCs" are a product of Microsoft and "Palms" of Palm, Inc.
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8 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Pocker-PC oder tragbarer Kleinst-Computer oder Mini-Computer im Taschenformat


Explanation:
Hate to say this, but it looks like we're stuck with the English term again, but perhaps with an explanatory translation. In German at German domain sites, Google turned up over 14000 hits.

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=100&btnG=Google-Suche...

Here are some of the explanatory phrases:

www.handakte.de/mobil.htm

tragbarer Kleinst-Computer (Pocket-PC)

http://www.pcwelt.de/ratgeber/online/15836/0.html

PDA, Handheld, Pocket-PC: Was ist was?

"Mini-Computer im Taschenformat haben viele Namen: Palm bezeichnet seine Produkte als Handhelds, Psion spricht von Organizern. Geräte mit Windows CE 3.0 heißen Pocket-PC, wenn sie sich per Stift bedienen lassen, und Handheld-PC, wenn sie eine Tastatur haben."

Compaq Germany also uses the term" Pocket-PC"

http://www.compaq.de/produkte/handheld/zubehoer/

Diese Leistung dient zum Betrieb der PC-Karten oder zur Erhöhung der Betriebsdauer Ihres iPAQ Pocket PC zwischen den Ladezeiten.

I would not use the term "Palm" except as a part of the term "palmtop" because "Palm" alone is just one of many brand names and not yet to the "Coke" or "Tesa" generic status.

Most of the search result sites write the term without a hyphen in German but the current German spelling rules seem to indicate that a hyphen should be used.

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 15:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer: your top line should start "Pocket-PC", though.
5 hrs
  -> Sorry, of course it should read "Pocket-PC" - thanks Roland
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1 day 2 hrs
Pocket PC


Explanation:
Ich habe nach nochmaligem Nachschauen folgendes rausgefunden: Was ich als eine Art Oberbegriff (siehe Vorschlag von Geri: "PC im Taschenformat", zu dem sowohl der Palm Orgaizer als auch der Pocket PC gehören) vermutete, entpuppte sich als Produkt von Microsoft. Der Palm ist das entsprechende Produkt von Palm, Inc.
Weiteres Unterscheidungsmerkmal: der Pocket PC arbeitet mit der bekannteren Windows-Oberfläche, der Palm Organizer mit OS.



    bei Google nachgeschaut
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PRO pts in pair: 462
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