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PalmPilot changes at hand

New president Robin Abrams, formerly of Verifone, faces hand-to-hand combat with Microsoft's Windows CE and the new devices that will use it, details of which are emerging.

New president Robin Abrams, formerly of Verifone, faces hand-to-hand combat with Microsoft's Windows CE and the new devices that will use it. Details of those handhelds are emerging, revealing modifications to better compete with the dominant PalmPilot.

New PalmPilot president faces tough tests
news analysis Robin Abrams, formerly chief executive of Verifone, must deliver new products while seeing off Microsoft's Windows CE challenge.

3Com names Palm Computing president
In a defensive move against the looming onslaught of Microsoft CE-based handheld devices, 3Com taps Robin Abrams as president of Palm Computing, the maker of the popular PalmPilot device.

Microsoft revs handheld OS, again
update The company announces the latest changes to the Windows CE operating system and handheld makers unveil new bells and whistles.

Future handhelds take shape
A more complete picture of coming palm-size PCs is emerging, revealing a device modified to better compete with the dominant PalmPilot.