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A View from Wade Roush

Clie Clobbered by Cell Phones

Sony will let its sophisticated Clie line of PDAs die quietly in U.S. markets, with no plans to replenish the brand after the five current models sell out, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Sony is apparently reacting to…

  • June 2, 2004

Sony will let its sophisticated Clie line of PDAs die quietly in U.S. markets, with no plans to replenish the brand after the five current models sell out, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Sony is apparently reacting to the shift in consumer interest from handheld organizers to multi-purpose cell phones that include digital cameras, web browsing, instant messaging, organizer software, and other computing capabilities. The move will be a big blow for PalmSource, which counted Sony as one of the biggest licensees of its Palm operating system for PDAs.

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