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Handspring beats Palm during first week in stores

Mon May 1, 2000 - 2:11 PM EDT - By Marcus Adolfsson



CNET's News.com reports that "Handheld computer start-up Handspring surpassed market leader Palm in retail sales during its first week in stores, a milestone for the company as it seeks to build momentum for an initial public offering.

For the week of April 15, the Visor Deluxe took 26.8 percent of the retail market for personal digital assistants (PDAs), according PC Data, a Virginia-based market research firm. The Palm IIIe came in second, with 14.6 percent, followed by the Palm IIIxe, with 14.1 percent. The Palm Vx was next, with 10.9 percent, and the entry-level Visor followed, with 10.7 percent of the market."




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