Gartner Says Worldwide Combined PDA and Smartphone Shipments Market Grew 57 Percent in the First Half of 2006
Japan smartphone shipments tripled in the first half of 2006
Egham, UK, October 9, 2006 ÔÇö Worldwide shipments of PDAs and smartphones combined totaled 42.1 million units in the first half of 2006, a 57 percent increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone shipments bolstered the market growing 75.5 percent to reach 34.7 million units, more than four times the size of the PDA market. PDA shipments increased by 5.7 percent totaling 7.4 million units.
Wireless email demand sees record PDA sales
Worldwide PDA market hits an all-time high with 17.7 million units sold over the past 12 months
sara yirrell, CRN, 09 Feb 2007
The global PDA market hit a record high in 2006 driven by demand for mobile data access, in particular wireless email, according to market watcher Gartner.
In total, 17.7 million units were shipped during 2006, Gartner claimed, an 18.4 increase on 2005, which saw 14.9 million units shipped. In addition, 60 per cent of all PDAs shipped offered cellular connectivity, up from 47 per cent in 2005.
Hmm, communist propaganda no doubt. Or maybe it's those damn conservatives. Or maybe Gartner is owned by HP. Yes, that's it!!! Eureka!
Oh well, Mitchelln, we have no valid points.