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Handheld device market heats up

Research in Motion is the latest challenger to Palm's dominance in the handheld device market.

 

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Research in Motion is the latest challenger to Palm's dominance in the handheld device market that includes Microsoft's Windows CE, which also landed a deal to keep the ailing OS alive.

"(RIM's) done a great job with a very dedicated one-purpose device...but where do they go next?"

- Ken Dulaney, Gartner Group analyst

 


RIM takes on Palm in handheld market
update Although Palm claims the lead, the company's popular gadgets now face yet another formidable competitor in the Photograph handheld computer market.

NEC bets there's life in Windows CE
NEC today expanded its line of Windows CE mini-notebooks, breathing a little new life into Microsoft's ailing portable operating system.

Handhelds may be free in future
In three years, the majority of handheld computers may be subsidized by service contracts, as cell phones and many inexpensive PCs are now.

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Canada to invest in RIM
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Handspring files to go public
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