By Lisa Johnston
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Worldwide PDA shipments will pass 85 million in 2006 according to a new study by Strategy Analytics here.
By 2006, it will be the mass consumer market driving sales, according to the report, which claims, that the PDA market is just now at a turning point and poised to move beyond early adopters and business users. "A third generation of PDA and handheld devices is about to hit the market with improved functionality and greater consumer market appeal," said David Kerr, VP Global Wireless Practice for Strategy Analytics.
Fifty percent of worldwide cellular data revenues will be generated by PDAs in 2006, Strategy Analytics said.
"The PDA has a number of advantages that put it in a position to be the best device for utilizing these services. Success depends on PDA vendor ability to position the PDA as the device of choice for end users," said senior analyst Chris Ambrosio.
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