HP Jornada 548

A new handheld to get your palms onto
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Undoubtedly cranky about Palm's dominance in the handheld PC market, Hewlett Packard has fired back with a formidable response: the HP Jornada 548 ($599). Sporting 32MB RAM, a 133 MHz 32-bit Hitachi processor and eight hours of battery life, Jornada's distinguishing characteristics are its brilliant color-display panel and its ability to offer relatively robust multimedia capability. It also runs on Microsoft's new PocketPC operating system, which promises seamless compatibility with existing Microsoft software. Definitely worth a test drive.

J.W. Dysart, a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for
more than 40 publications, including
The New York Times and The Financial Times of London. He is also a columnist for our sister publication, Business

Edition: October 2016

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