If only aging athletes, or certain hairdo-rock bands -- the kind that haunt the dirt-track and state-fair circuit -- had the same sense of style. Sony
Though the geeky schedulers in my family recently traded Palm organizers for a pair of color Clies, the circumstances of their purchase get to the heart of Sony's decision to exit the U.S. market. In short, we bought them at a big-box retailer; the decision was solely economic.
The Sony units offered more for the money. But the choice could just as easily have gone another way. The nifty Microsoft
In other words, competition is extremely tough, and the PDA as we know it is not likely to survive the decade as organizing functions become incorporated into a wider array of devices, like MP3 players, handtop PCs, or (hint, hint) future iterations of some of the amazing new portable gaming consoles like Nintendo's
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