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The evolution of Palm; Apple serves up servers

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Pocket Power

Things aren't so simple for Palm anymore. Black-and-white screens are giving way to color displays. Pocket PC-style ARM processors are supplanting slower DragonBall processors. The operating systems division, PalmSource, is being officially split from the hardware division. They're craving a greater reach into business markets. With the arrival of the new Palm OS 5 operating system, we'll see more multimedia capabilities and more secure wireless features. Is this all starting to sound like a Microsoft Pocket PC? In some ways, yes. In other ways, no.

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