New Survey Gives Updated Picture of Pocket PC Users

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Spb Software House has announced the results of its second annual global survey of Pocket PC users.

By comparing these with the results of last year’s survey, it’s possible to see how the Pocket PC community has changed in the intervening months.

The most significant details to come out of this process include:

  • Users have three times more Phone Editions than a year ago.
  • HP iPAQ lost almost a half of its market share in connection with the growing number of Dell Axim and Phone Edition devices.
  • The average Storage card size is 1.16 GB, which is 3.5 times more than a year ago.
  • 85 percent of respondents to this survey use Pocket PCs to connect to the Internet. It’s a more important thing than games now.

The question “What do you use your Pocket PC for?” gave the following results:

  • Organizer [85%]
  • Browsing the Internet [70%]
  • Listening to Music [69%]
  • Games [65%]
  • Email [64%]
  • Phone [36% – up from 14%]

It should be pointed out, though, that this isn’t a scientific study. Instead, it shows an image of an average “Pocket PC community user”, one who has access to the Internet and visits Pocket PC-related web sites and forums.

The full results of the 2004 and 2005 surveys can be found on the Spb Software House web site



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