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AlphaSmart licenses Palm OS

Palm will license its operating system to AlphaSmart, a company that makes tech gear for the education market. AlphaSmart, which was founded by two former Apple Computer workers, currently sells a low-cost, portable word processor known as the AlphaSmart 3000. Cupertino, Calif.-based AlphaSmart plans to continue making the $199 product while developing new devices based on the Palm OS. "AlphaSmart and Palm share a commitment to provide the education marketplace with affordable computing solutions that make it easier to learn and to teach basic skills," said Manish Kothari, AlphaSmart chief marketing officer.

Palm will license its operating system to AlphaSmart, a company that makes tech gear for the education market. AlphaSmart, which was founded by two former Apple Computer workers, currently sells a low-cost, portable word processor known as the AlphaSmart 3000. Cupertino, Calif.-based AlphaSmart plans to continue making the $199 product while developing new devices based on the Palm OS.

"AlphaSmart and Palm share a commitment to provide the education marketplace with affordable computing solutions that make it easier to learn and to teach basic skills," said Manish Kothari, AlphaSmart chief marketing officer.