ESD-Union has been “specifically created to ask the question – why are the ESD margins for these sites so high? In 1999, the typical ESD rate was 20% – one which I used to be signed up for. Now, it’s 2004 – the ESD margins are variable – but, the entry point is around 40% on most of the larger sites; it’s also a very big concern that the big players (namely, Handango and Powerbyhand) are obtaining too much power to control the ESD rates as they please.”

PDA developers are working to together because they believe there are unreasonable rate hikes behind ESD (electronic sales distributor) companies because they supposedly have a monopoly on handheld software.