COMDEX: Handspring goes enterprise

Device maker Handspring is trying to spring into the enterprise market.

This week, Handspring unveiled efforts to enlist vendors of handheld and wireless software to adapt to the company's Visor PDA and recently released Treo Communicator. Handspring licenses the PalmOS to run in its devices.

The partners will work with Handspring to set up joint marketing efforts and ensure their products work together to solve a specific customer problem.

The move is part of Handspring's attempt to make inroads into the enterprise market. Until recently, the company was focused on single consumers. But the economic downturn has stiffened competition from devices based on the Microsoft PocketPC software. Recently, Handspring has been reinforcing relationships with an array of systems integrators, big distributors, and resellers.

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