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Have Palm, Will Travel

eWallet makes filling out forms so passé.

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This story appears in the August 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In an effort to extend its user base, Palm is currently rollingout an aggressive initiative to give its handheld computer usersthe ability to check into hotels, rent cars and buy airline ticketsin a flash-simply by beaming their personal information. Forgetshowing and filling out forms; Palm's infraredport will beam your specifics-name, address, phone and credit cardnumber-directly to the travel provider, who, in turn, will beam youback a receipt.

"It's much easier than the traditional purchase. Plus,your expense report will automatically be filled out," saysDoug Solomon, senior vice president and chief strategy officer ofPalm. "It's a real benefit to travelers."

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