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Don't Put Your Palm in My Pocket (05 Feb 2004)
With the N-Gage, the recent announcement of the new Nokia 6600, the Sony Ericsson P900, Palm?s updated Treo 600 and a veritable army of other convergent devices, mobile phones seem to be paving the way in combination devices. However, not to be left off the bandwagon, PDA manufacturers are adding more and more functionality to their products. Handspring pioneered the way with plug-in peripherals for their Visor line. In addition to the basic PDA, you could purchase GPS, camera and even mobile phone attachments. In theory, this concept was ideal as it permitted maximum flexibility and gave consumers a choice. The reality was that users didn?t want to pay for the extras and those that did complained about carrying the extra components.
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