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    Oct 2002

    Sony May Be Considering Pocket PCs
    By Ed Hardy | Editor-in-Chief
    Aug 9, 2004

    Sony was once the second biggest producer of Palm OS handhelds. But it broke the hearts of many long-time Clie users by announcing in June that it was going to stop releasing handhelds outside of its home country of Japan. Now there's an unconfirmed report that this company may be considering a return to the world market, but with handhelds running a different operating system.

    When Sony made its big announcement at the beginning of this summer, it never said it would produce no more handhelds. Instead, it said it wouldn't release any more outside of Japan for the rest of this year. This leaves the door open for possible new handhelds on the world market next year.

    According to Om Malik on Broadband, Sony is contemplating a switch to Windows Mobile or the Symbian OS.

    One of the reasons Sony gave for its announcement in June was declining sales of handhelds. According to the new report, this wasn't actually the reason. Instead, it is supposedly unhappy with the direction PalmSource is taking the Palm OS. No details were given about what exactly Sony executives are supposed to be unhappy about.

    Also, this report indicates that Sony executives were worried about the way both Pocket PCs and Symbian smartphones have cut into the Palm OS's share of the market. The Palm OS, which once dominated the handheld market, is now just slightly ahead of Windows Mobile in market share.

    The Om Malik on Broadband article does not say that Sony will definitely release a new generation of handhelds, only that Sony executives are watching the market and considering their options.

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    Nov 2002
    kaya ba nila un.. diba medyo mas madame na assmebled na lang dito.. i mean un hinde na branded

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    Oct 2002
    watching the market and considering their options
    mukhang naiwanan ng panahon ata ang Sony.... mga new toys na lalabas sa market in full windows & compatible to install Linux

    OQO uPC - Ex Apple projects

    Flipstart uPC- Paul Allen projects

    Flybook (Bordeline Handtop)

Sony may be switching to PPCs