The global handheld market for traditional PDAs (non-smartphones) continues to decline, according to data released from IDC. According to this C|Net article, the 1.7 million PDA units shipped in the second quarter were 24.9% lower than the first quarter and 20.8% lower than the prior year. Here were the top sellers for the quarter:
Over time, the traditional PDA will be relegated to a niche market and smartphones like the Treo and Blackberry will fill its place. wireless and cellular devices already comprise 55% of the total PDA market, and that number is only going to go up.
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