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Money managers on the move no longer have to be away from a constant stream of real-time market data. DataPulse II from Metriplex (617 494-9393) is a Hewlett-Packard 200LX palmtop equipped with a wireless receiver. Using paging technology, the Metriplex network sends out bond, futures, and currency market quotes, along with financial news from Knight-Ridder. Data can be analyzed on the 200LX's built-in Lotus 1-2-3 software. The DataPulse II costs $995, plus service beginning at $125 a month. A version lacking the analytical capabilities runs on a $295 Motorola pager, while a product for a Digital Equipment laptop is under development.

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