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CNET: Microsoft in handheld competition with Symbian

Oct 13, 1999, 22:03 (1 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft defended its Windows CE operating system today after news of a major cooperation between 3Com's Palm Computing and Psion-led Symbian that will challenge Microsoft for software supremacy in the burgeoning wireless Internet world."

"[Microsoft] ...was reacting after British handheld computer company Psion said Symbian--in which it is the biggest shareholder and which is developing an operating system to let mobile phones and other wireless devices browse the Internet--would discuss cross-licensing with Palm Computing of the United States."

"The link for Symbian with Palm was seen as a setback for Microsoft, which has developed Windows CE as its own operating system for smaller computing devices and it is used by several major manufacturers like Hewlett- Packard."

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