US CeBit seeks business elite

CeBit America, the U.S. offshoot of one of the world’s biggest technology trade shows, is shaping up to be the anti-Comdex. HP also is expected to quietly show off new Presario notebooks for consumers and small businesses and new iPaq PDAs based on the forthcoming Pocket PC 2003 software from Microsoft. Pocket PC 2003 will debut next week. In a twist, former HP president Michael Capellas, now chief executive of MCI – the company formerly known as WorldCom – will give the opening keynote speech at CeBit America on Wednesday morning.