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PDA Sales Decline Continues

Framingham, Mass. — PDA sales worldwide fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, dropping 18.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004.For the full year, worldwide PDA sales dropped to 9.2 million units, a decline of 13 percent from 2003, said IDC.

2004 marks the first time since 1999 that worldwide handheld device shipments slipped to under 10 million units and the third straight year of decline since the market’s peak in 2001, said IDC. Despite some success with bundled and integrated GPS receivers, there have been little new applications to drive sales, said the research group.

IDC analyst David Linsalata also said sales fell due to “stiff competition from converged mobile devices” such as smartphones. IDC also found that palmOne continued to garner an impressive lead in PDAs at 59.5 percent, while both Hewlett-Packard and Dell lost 2.7 and 2.2 percent market share respectively.

Source: IDC, February 2, 2005

Source: IDC, February 2, 2005