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CBSMarketWatch/AP: Microsoft Moves to Challenge Palm

May 29, 2000, 17:58 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Svensson)

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"Microsoft Corp. may be King of the Hill in basic software for personal computers, but in the realm of handheld computing a competitor has a near monopoly. Four out of every five personal digital assistants, or PDAs, sold the past few years have come from Palm Inc."

"To take on Palm, which has its own operating system for handhelds, Microsoft launched last month a revamped operating system called Pocket PC."

"So far, Palms have outsold the two available Pocket PC models by about 10 -to-1, according to PC Data. But an evaluation of one of the models, the Hewlett-Packard Jornada 545, indicated Palm Inc. might have something to fear."

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