When times are tough on PDA makers, and with the pain of the failed HP merger still lingering, Compaq decided to celebrate their success today.
Although Palm still leads the quantity race, Compaq demands a higher price tag and actually leads Palm in total sales dollars. Last quarter, for example, iPaq sales generated $160 million for Compaq, up 18 percent from a year earlier.
Compaq continues to tout the iPAQ indicating that firefighters use the device to track wildfires, pilots use it to track flights and BMW sells it as an option with its Z3 in Germany, allowing executives to use it for navigation in the car and as an organizer once they leave. Compaq also said it is working with Raytheon to develop Agama, a more rugged version of the iPaq for the military market.