Newton: Will What Fell Down Go Up?

Call it a reality check for Apple Computer Inc. Or call it a second chance for Newton, the much-bally-hooed personal communicator the company introduced last year. Either way, Apple is in the midst of a massive overhaul of its Personal Interactive Electronics group--a unit formed to lead its charge beyond personal computers and into new businesses. The end result: what insiders are dubbing a "new, economy-sized PIE" aimed at getting Newton sales moving again.

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