Hitachi plans Web enabled PDA

Can you wait until the end of 2001?

Hitachi has revealed plans to start selling web enabled PDAs followed immediately by provision of content services in an effort to bolster its handheld computer business.

No decision has been made about which OS the devices will run the company said, and they will not be available for a while. The company said it would start selling the PDAs through telecoms carriers at the end of 2001 or early in 2002.

According to research from IDC in Japan, the PDA market is set to expand massively in the next few years. IDC predicts that the market will triple by 2004 to about four million units. ®

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