Palm Canons into Japan

Signs 700-store distribution deal

Canon will sell Palm's PDAs in Japan through its chain of 700 Canon Sales stores.

The deal will strengthen Palm's push into the Japanese handheld arena. Long dominated by the likes of Sharp and Casio, Japan is the most recent major handheld market to fall to Palm.

The US vendor now claims a marketshare of over 50 per cent from next to nothing just a few years ago, according to Reuters. ®

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