HANDHELD MARKET HEATS UP

The handheld market slumped this year. Prices are down, speed and usability are up, but not very many people are buying. After a few buyouts and burnouts, Palm and Sony are the only companies still making handhelds based on the Palm operating system. Palm has sexy new...

DELL AXIM HANDHELD

My new Dell Axim PocketPC looks just great. Although the $199 version would be just fine for everyday use, many people will appreciate the extra memory in the $299 version (64Mb instead of 32Mb) – and the $299 model includes the cradle to sit on the desk for syncing...

SPACE SHIFTING

A great new buzz word has turned up. You’ve heard about “time shifting,” in which you use a video-recording device – a VCR or a TIVO – to delay the viewing of live content, such as TV shows. This year will see the introduction of a wealth of portable...

POCKET PCs FROM DELL

As expected, Dell announced two new Pocket PC handhelds, breaking new ground for low prices at $199 and $299. Each has comparatively generous amounts of memory, built-in slots for CompactFlash and Secure Digital/MMC cards, and all the usual features that go along with...

PRICE DROPS SOON ON POCKET PCs

You may not realize it, but Palm is struggling for its life, and many analysts don’t expect it to be in the handheld market for much longer – perhaps a few years, no more. I think the devices running Microsoft PocketPC software are far superior to Palms –...

TOSHIBA POCKET PC e310

I’ve been wrestling with more Palm devices than usual for the last few weeks. (Normally Palms are simple and troublefree, but they’re incredibly annoying when they go crazy and decide not to sync any more or whatever.) It’s left me wishing I could convince more...