PDA vs Cell Phones

In the quarter ended June 30, 2.2 million PDAs were sold worldwide, slightly down from 2nd quarter 2003. Handheld market share leaders:

  • PalmOne (42%)
  • HP (39%)
  • Sony (7.8%)
  • Dell (4.6%)
  • Medion (4.1%)

Contrast that with the 164 million cell phones sold worldwide last quarter. Market share leaders:

  • Nokia (27.7%)
  • Motorola (14.7%)
  • Samsung (13.9%)
  • Siemens AG (6.4%)
  • Sony Ericsson (6.4%)
  • LG Electronics (6.1%)

Providing applications and content for PDAs may be a viable business for a few companies; but imagine the opportunities in the mobile phone space, especially as the versatility, bandwidth, and storage capabilities of these devices continue to increase!

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