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We've told you before that cellphones in Japan rock. True story, but personal digital assistants are gaining ground -- fast. Pumatech Japan vice president Naoshi Suzuki says, "Serious use of PDAs on the business scene will start soon in Japan," while NTT DoCoMo chairman Kouji Ohboshi says that PDAs displaying pictures "larger than those [on] cellular phones" will lead to a rapid expansion of the PDA market. Get used to it, baby -- and grab a PDA!

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1. Sharp Zaurus MI-E21 * 32 MB RAM, 3.5-in color TFT, Compact Flash slot for PHS data card
2. Sony Clie PEG-N600C Satin Silver * 8 MB RAM/8MB Flash, 320x320 dpi color TFT screen, Palm OS 4.0, Memory Stick slot
3. Palm m105 Palm Handheld * 8MB RAM/4MB ROM, 160x160 dpi monochrome display, Palm OS 3.5.1
4. Sony Clie PEG-N600C Lavender Purple * 8 MB RAM/8MB Flash, 320x320 dpi color TFT screen, Palm OS 4.0, Memory Stick slot
5. Palm m505 Palm Handheld  * 8 MB RAM, 65,536-color backlit TFT display, SD and MMC card slot, Palm OS 4.0
6. Palm Vx Palm Handheld * 8MB RAM/4MB ROM, 160x160 dpi monochrome display
7. HP Jornada 720 * 32MB RAM, 6.5-in 65,536-color STN display, Compact Flash slot for PHS data card
8. Handspring Visor Platinum * 8 MB RAM, 160x160 dpi monochrome display, Palm OS 3.5.2, Springboard interface for digital camera, wireless modem, or phone
9. Handspring Visor Prism * 8 MB RAM, 65,536-color active matrix display, Palm OS 3.5.2, Springboard interface for digital camera, wireless modem, or phone
10. Casio Cassiopeia E-750 * 32MB RAM, 200 MHz CPU, Pocket PC OS, Compact Flash slot for PHS data card

Source: Weekly Sales Ranking by T-Zone, September 10-16, 2001

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