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Battle of the handhelds heats up

Competition is fierce in the wireless world, as Amazon begins selling goods via the Palm VII and Psion offers a new handheld to take on the Palm.


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The wireless world is heating up, with Amazon selling goods via the Palm VII and Psion offering a handheld to take on the Palm.

"Not only can you find anything on Amazon, but you can access it from anywhere."

- Paul Capelli, Amazon spokesman


Amazon goes anywhere with wireless pact
Using 3Com's new Palm VII handheld wireless computer, Amazon customers will be able to buy items from any of the company's five stores, as well as monitor auctions from the company's auction site.

Palm adds new handhelds to growing market
Palm Computing launches its Palm Vx and wireless Palm VII handheld computers, and added new partners, including Amazon and eBay.

Psion takes on Palm with new handheld
The company will start selling a new pocket-sized product, "Revo," this month that is smaller than any of its current models, taking aim at 3Com's popular Palm series.