"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
"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."