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FedEx Co. and Motorola Inc. have built a ruggedized PDA about the size of a cordless phone that FedEx drivers will use to collect and transmit shipping data from anywhere via a wireless WAN. The PowerPad runs the Pocket PC operating system and includes Bluetooth technology. Next summer, 40,000 FedEx couriers will be the first people to use the device. Motorola plans to sell the device to other customers, excluding FedEx's direct competitors.

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