Acer Planning New Handhelds

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Taiwanese handheld maker Acer has plans for new Palm OS and Pocket PC models this year.

It is going to release a new Pocket PC model in Asia this April, according to DigiTimes. This will be called the n10, which will sell for less than NT$10,000 (about US$290). Acer’s current Pocket PC model, the n20, sells for NT$11,000 (about US$315).

This will be followed by a version with integrated wireless networking called the n10w. It is expected to be available for NT$18,000 (about US$520) by mid-year.

Acer also plans to release new models using Palm OS 5. It will also cut prices of its current Palm OS models, which run OS 4.1. The company faces increasing competition in its home market as PalmSource has recently licensed the Palm OS to two other Asian companies, including Legend.

No other information about any of these forthcoming models is available at this time.

Acer’s handhelds are available in Asia and Europe but have never been released in the United States.

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