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Handheld makers try to get a grip

Palm and Handspring line up their next wireless devices, while the former hires a new software chief and the latter decides to give its VisorPhones away for free.

Palm and Handspring line up their next wireless devices. At the same time, the former hires a new software chief and the latter decides to offer its VisorPhone add-on for free. Handspring to launch 2 combo PDA/cell phones
The company gets regulatory approval for two personal digital assistants that combine cell phone, Web browsing and traditional organizer functions.
August 28 
Palm's next wireless device on the way
An upcoming wireless handheld moves closer to launch after Palm receives regulatory approval for the device, which it is calling the i705.
August 28 
Palm's new OS chief talks shop
Q&A David Nagel, the newly tapped head of Palm?s operating system business, is being counted on to kickstart the company?s flagging sales.
August 28 
Handspring giving away VisorPhones
The handheld maker has begun offering for free the VisorPhone, a cell phone module that cost $299 when it hit the market late last year.
August 28 
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Palm picks new OS leader
update The first chief of Palm's operating system subsidiary will be the same man who helped the company make the split between its hardware and software businesses.
August 27 
"Merlin" to enchant HP handhelds
Hewlett-Packard will soon announce two handheld computers that run Microsoft's upcoming "Merlin" operating system, CNET News.com has learned.
August 27