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COMDEX: Put a Palm on your wrist

Watches to run handheld operating system

Watchmaker Fossil has licensed the Palm OS for a watch-cum-PDA (personal digital assistant) that will be out in mid-2003.

The Wrist PDA features a touch screen, a stylus built into the strap, 2MB of memory, an infrared port, and standard Palm applications including address book, date book and memo pad, the companies announced at Comdex in Las Vegas.

Earlier this year, Fossil launched a set of Wrist PDAs that could hold data transferred from handheld computers, but were not fully functional PDAs. The new Wrist PDA is fully compatible with the Palm OS platform and will run all Palm OS applications. It can also be used as a standalone device, unlike the earlier Wrist PDAs.

The Wrist PDA will be sold under the Fossil and Abacus brands and will be in stores in the USA and other countries by mid-2003. Pricing for the new devices was not disclosed.


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