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Palms Across America

A review of the latest Palms and Pocket PCs on the market

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This story appears in the September 2000 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

"One moment, please... let me check my schedule," you say as you whip out your Palm PC. No more ring binders for you. You have the whole world right in your hand. The selection of palmtops has grown since the original Apple Newton went the way of all obsolete hardware.

The handheld industry is heading for some fast advances. Microsoft is attempting to challenge Palm's 70 percent market share with its revamped operating system, dubbed Pocket PC. The new system corrects the compatibility problems of the original CE while adding features like the Windows Media Player. The Pocket PC's main advantage over Palm is its up to 65,536-color screen.

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