Sony Pulling Handheld From U.S. Market

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. said yesterday that it will not sell its Clie line of handheld computers in the United States this holiday season, as handheld sales continue to decline and cell phones equipped with cameras and other features catch on with consumers.
Though Sony will continue to offer the line in Japan, the company was noncommittal on whether U.S. consumers will see the gadgets on store shelves after this year.
“Sony is reassessing the direction of the conventional [handheld] market,” the company said in a statement. (full story)