For some reason, when technology increases it gets smaller. This is obviously holding true for computers. Today, computers that you can hold in your hand have many times the power of a large desktop just a few years ago. The speed and power of these computers is useless without the right applications to control them. And as more and more people become dependant upon hand-held devices, the microbrowser will become increasingly important. Along with all technology driven markets, there is considerable competition. In this competition, Microsoft and Palm are striving to take control of the market.
"And the battle lines are being drawn between Microsofts's CE and 3Com's Palm OS platforms. To the victor goes a hand-held computing market that is estimated to be worth more than $4 billion within four years"