Fujitsu to enter PDA market

Fujitsu says it plans to enter the personal digital assistant (PDA) market in early 2002.

The company is expecting to launch its own PDA, based on Microsoft's new Pocket PC 2002 operating system, during the first three months of 2002, said Bob Pomeroy, a spokesman for Fujitsu. The company plans to put the device on sale worldwide and says an official announcement regarding its plans will be made Friday afternoon in Tokyo.

Fujitsu is one of the few major Japanese electronics manufacturers that has not yet launched, or announced plans to launch, a PDA. Sharp has led the domestic market for several years with its Zaurus line of PDAs and Sony launched its Clie PDA, based on the Palm operating system, in 2000.

Since then, Toshiba has unveiled a Pocket PC-based device, NEC has announced plans to begin selling its own product and, earlier this week, Sanyo Electric unveiled the latest prototype to its Symbian OS-based PDA. Other local manufacturers, including Casio Computer, are also selling Pocket PC-based PDAs.

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Martyn Williams

Computerworld

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