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Palm Pilots seem to be gaining wide-spread acceptance. And they have managed to create a value-chain that would make them the leader in the hand-held electronic PDA. But TMFGibson also askes "Would you carry a PDA if your cellular phone provided all the same functions for less money?"

Interesting question which raised a few in my mind.

Is the Palm Pilot going to be killed by the next discontinuous technology? I.e. Digital handsets combining voice and data transmission?

Would you rather browse the web, take notes, consult your to do list, schedule, etc on a (relatively) big screen? Or on the tiny ones that are currently offered by Nokia, Motorola, et, al?

That's the way to think, Bill.

Question: Anybody prefer to own the enabling technology for all of these hand held devices?

Question: Anybody prefer to own the enabling technology for broadband wireless devices?

Nokia has a nice combination phone/PDA that sells over here in Europe. If it comes down to broadband CDMA for all the OEM's including Palm - I want to own the enabling technology companies.


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