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Smallest handheld yet takes on Palm rival

Compaq moves into the handheld market with the smallest Windows CE device yet. But Palm and Handspring aren't far behind with their own new offerings.

 

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Compaq moves into the handheld market with the smallest Windows CE device yet. But the PC maker won't have much time to lounge in the limelight, as Palm and Handspring are preparing new and improved handheld devices.

"We don't see anyone coming out with a smaller WinCE unit, and that baffles us."

- Benjamin Williams, Compaq's North America director of displays and peripherals product marketing.

 


Compaq has smallest Windows CE handheld
The PC maker will unveil the Aero 1530 in an attempt to draw business from rival Palm Computing's ultra-sleek Palm V. Compaq Aero 1500

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