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RESEARCH IN MOTION (RIM), the company that makes the BlackBerry wireless e-mail device, is taking aim at the PDA (personal digital assistant) market with the release of a product that resembles a Palm computer and comes equipped with a wireless Web browser.
Called the BlackBerry 957, the device features a larger screen, a more powerful antenna, and more memory than the existing BlackBerry. It also adds support for Lotus Notes, allowing users to synchronize data in the device with Notes data on their PC, said Jim Balsillie, RIM's chairman and chief executive officer.
The device bears a strong resemblance to Palm's Palm computer and is likely to put RIM in …