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Palm pushes new color displays while rivals lurk

Palm unveils new handheld models with color displays, yet analysts wonder whether the colorful look will entice new buyers.

 

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Palm unveils new handheld models with color displays, yet analysts wonder whether the colorful look will entice new buyers. Palm also faces increased competition from rival Handspring, which will start selling its device in retail stores this month.

 


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