Handspring Visor lands in Asia

By Julian Matthews, CNET.com
Wednesday, March 08, 2000 10:33 PM

KUALA LUMPUR–Palm rival Handspring Inc is set to enter the Japanese market with a localized version of its Visor handheld computers by next quarter, says co-founder Donna Dubinsky.

“Our plan is to be in the Japanese market by second quarter this year. We have already established an office in Tokyo. We intend to enter Asia via Japan first, then into other markets,” she responded in an email to CNET Malaysia.

She added the company has not finalized plans for localized versions of the Visor in other Asian markets yet. “We can’t really do Korean or Chinese versions until Palm localizes the PalmOS into those languages.” Handspring is a licensee of the Palm operating system.

Dubinsky and co-founder Jeff Hawkins were also both co-creators of the popular Palm series, the current market leaders in the handheld computing space.
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