Sales for traditional unconnected PDAs contine to fall. A report from Canalys earlier this year showed that sales of handhelds (PDAs) for Q2 were down 14%. For the same period global shipments of smartphones were up 105%.
This trend seems to continue – market research firm IDC now estimates that total PDA shipments for the third quarter (Q3) of this year were down more than 16% from Q3 2004.
This trend seems natural. Converged devices (smartphones) usually offer the same features as PDAs, so why would you need two devices? The bigger screen or GPS on a PDA just isn’t enough to justify the need for another device.
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