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Handheld makers say good riddance to 2001

After an ugly 2001, handheld companies are trying to jump back into the competitive fray with new devices, expansion into new markets and incentives to software developers.

After struggling through an ugly year, handheld companies are trying to jump back into the competitive fray with new devices, expansion into new markets and incentives to software developers. Handspring warns of Treo holdup
update The company reports a narrower-than-expected loss for the quarter but warns that a component shortage is slowing production of its upcoming Treo handheld-cell phone combo device.
January 15, 2002 
Handheld industry sees hope in wireless
Handheld makers are looking to turn around a disappointing 2001 by adding built-in wireless features to more products.
January 15, 2002 
Sony unveils pair of Clie handhelds
One of two new devices, the PEG-T615C doubles as a venue for business applications and as a remote control for home entertainment systems.
January 15, 2002 
Nokia wants "brick" to crash the party
The Communicator, the phone maker's all-in-one personal data organizer and mobile phone, could soon give Palm a run for its money. But its high price may be a put-off.
January 15, 2002 
Palm dangles Bluetooth before developers
update The handheld maker is once again trying to spur developers to create programs that take advantage of the wireless technology.
January 14, 2002 
Handspring inks European mobile deal
The No. 2 maker of handheld computers says it has signed an agreement with British mobile phone group mm02 to distribute Handspring's new Treo handhelds in Europe.
January 14, 2002 
previous coverage
The Simputer: A handheld for the masses?
Though handheld computers are usually synonymous with affluent mobile professionals, a group in India hopes to bring this Linux-powered device to developing countries.
January 11, 2002 
Sharp plans 3G handheld computer
The consumer electronics maker plans to release a handheld organizer this summer for use with NTT DoCoMo's high-speed third-generation wireless network.
January 11, 2002 
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