August 14, 2001

Tale of two monopolies - Microsoft and Palm

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "But what is a company like Palm to do as it faces an increasingly popular and legitimate threat from the PocketPC? What can either company do to be more aggressive in a burgeoning market without being considered anti-competitive? Most PDA users agree Palm has been the superior OS for several years. A few would also admit, though, that having a nearly 90 percent market share -- a virtual monopoly on the PDA market -- hasn't exactly spurred innovation on Palm's part. So here we see an opportunity for Microsoft to show the marketplace how its OS for PDAs better serves the market."
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