Sony axes eVilla Web-surfing appliance. I’m sure this has got to make Palm feel great about their recent purchase of Be, the company that provided the OS for the device. (File under yet another failed network appliance.) When PC’s are a cheap commodity, you have to provide consumers with something that competes not only on price, but also in feature set. More than likely, the entrance of a successful device in this category will come from the game console space. People buy them already, so there is no need to convince them to buy a new class of device that they are unfamiliar with.
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