PDA market loses ground

Posted on Thursday, May 12 2005 @ 19:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A market research by IDC shows that the PDA market has dropped with 30 percent in the first quarter of the year to 1.9 million units. This is a 12 percent drop compared to the same period last year.

A recent report by Gartner indicated a strong growth in the PDA market, but they considered the RIM BlackBerry as a PDA while IDC and other research firms state the BlackBerry is not a PDA.
Both are agreed though that mobile is where the growth is. IDC says the sector enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in excess of 100 per cent. Q1 05 saw a 134.6 per cent growth totalling a massive 8.4mn units.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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