Software giant Microsoft Corp. and its partners on April 19 unveiled a new handheld computer that they hope will give market leader Palm Computing Inc. a run for its money.

The Pocket PC, Microsoft's third try at creating a successful handheld operating system, will feature a much- improved internet browser, easier on-screen reading, a digital voice recorder, and a Windows Media music player.

With additional plug-in hardware, the various models—built by Symbol Technologies, Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., and Casio Computer Co.—also will support wireless internet connections and have additional memory storage.

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