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  1.    #1  
    Sony is walking away from the PDA market in the United States and Europe, citing flat sales. It will continue to develop its PalmOS-based Clie range in Japan, but won't develop any new models outside its home country beyond the most recent addition to the range, the TH-55 that it released in February. (...)
    --The Register
    Read it all here:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06...exits_pda_biz/
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    Oh-oh... not good.
    Thanks for the link.
    You may be right; I may be crazy. But, the Treo may be just the device I've been looking for.
  3. #3  
    Shame.

    You would think that a company like Sony would have entered the Smartphone market years ago.

    A Treo-like Smartphone based on the Clie... now that would be good
    www.gsmworld.com
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    I don't know... S/E seems to be quite happy with its Symbian phones. And for what I've read, it wouldn't be strange for Palm1 to end up licensing that OS as well...

    Regards,
    Chriz
  5.    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Register
    Without differentiation and the creation of new market categories, there is only room for so many profitable hardware players. It might also mean that like others before it, PalmSource will have to re-focus on the market for compatible products, and continue to derive value from the developer community they have built.
    The Reg takes a shot at Sony's reasons.

    http://www.theregister.com/2004/06/24/sony_pda/

    Regards,
    Chriz

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