Japan's domestic shipments of handheld computers rose 20 percent to 912,000 last year as new models triggered demand, market researcher IDC Japan said Wednesday.
OmniSky plans to announce Wednesday that it will offer wireless Internet service for Compaq Computer iPaqs--for a higher monthly fee than it charges owners of other handhelds.
A new wireless technology will allow consumers to make secure purchases on next-generation cell phones and wireless handhelds, Texas Instruments said Monday. The new security technology is a software library for TI's blueprint for wireless devices that use its digital signal processors. The blueprint is known as OMAP, or the Open Multimedia Applications Protocol.
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Linux is finding another inroad into the computing world besides PCs and servers. In a market report on handheld computers due out by the end of the month from research firm IDC, analysts will be tracking Linux-based personal digital assistants (PDAs) for the first time.
Shares of Palm and Handspring fell Thursday after a Lehman Brothers analyst downgraded Handspring, and Palm told investors that retail sales of handhelds dropped further in April.
NEW YORK--The chief executive of Handspring said she expects the handheld computer maker to report fiscal fourth-quarter revenue at the bottom of her previous range of estimates. Speaking at the Merrill Lynch Hardware Technology Conference here, Donna Dubinsky said she expects the company to report revenue of $130 million in the quarter ending in June.
Things appear to be going from bad to worse for Palm, the leader in the handheld market.
The University of South Dakota will require all first-year students to purchase a Palm handheld, the school said Wednesday
Sony is getting its second wind in the race for the handheld market. The consumer electronics giant announced Tuesday it will begin shipping its second-generation Clie device, the PEG N710C, early next month. The $499 device will be able to play digital audio and video files and will have a 320-by-320-pixel color screen.
In what is becoming a commonplace gaffe among tech companies, Sony has unveiled the U.S. version of its new Clie handheld by inadvertently posting details and photographs of the product on its Web site.
Franklin Covey may have started out selling paper-based organizers but it's also been selling PDAs since the first Palm appeared.
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