News Burst: New OS for PDAs

Analysts have responded positively to news that US software developer Integrated Systems (ISI) and Japanese technology giant Mitsubishi are working together to develop a handheld operating system and hardware devices.

Mitsubishi will develop silicon for the devices, while ISI will take a chief role in engineering an OS to rival current PDA and palmtop interfaces from Microsoft, 3Com and Symbian.

A research manager at analyst firm IDC said that although any resulting products may well take significant time to filter into European markets, if at all, the ISI/Mitsubishi alliance could become a serious fourth contender in the hand-held market, driving development and growth.

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