PDA News Bits – Doom for SE P800, PDA sales fall, location based content

by Reads (4,588)

Doom has been ported to the Sony Ericsson P800

I wish I had the P800 in hand to test this for you…T-Mobile do we really have to wait until March? Anyway, the port looks much better than the Nokia one. To get more info check out Peter’s Place.

Worldwide PDA shipments fell 9.1% in 2002

Gartner attributes the decline to the enterprise market:

“We estimate that about 70 percent of all PDAs are purchased by consumers and only 30 percent by enterprises,” said Todd Kort, principal analyst for Gartner Dataquest’s Computing Platforms Worldwide group. “The more lucrative enterprise market has been stagnant because of poor economic conditions and a perception that PDAs are not yet capable of delivering sufficient return on investment. The enterprise market is still another year away from embracing PDAs.”

Preliminary Worldwide PDA Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2002 (Units)
Company 2002 Shipments 2002 Market Share (%) 2001 Shipments 2001 Market Share (%) Growth (%)
Palm 4,438,730 36.8 5,055,918 38.1 -12.2
Hewlett-Packard 1,628,729 13.5 2,236,667 16.9 -27.2
Sony 1,332,666 11.0 506,358 3.8 163.2
Handspring 698,228 5.8 1,371,028 10.3 -49.1
Toshiba 450,298 3.7 12,000 0.1 3,652.5
Casio 396,890 3.3 514,594 3.9 -22.9
RIM 272,450 2.3 391,996 3.0 -30.5
Nokia 267,310 2.2 320,000 2.4 -16.5
Hi-Tech Wealth 257,378 2.1 203,090 1.5 26.7
Sharp 226,300 1.9 265,300 2.0 -14.7
Others 2,097,396 17.4 2,392,571 18.0 -12.3
Total 12,066,375 100.0 13,269,522 100.0 -9.1

Preliminary US PDA Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2002 (Units)

Company

2002 Shipments 2002 Market Share (%) 2001 Shipments 2001 Market Share (%) Growth (%)
Palm 2,750,000 46.0 3,068,000 47.5 -10.4
Sony 881,000 14.7 195,000 3.0 351.8
Hewlett-Packard 677,828 11.3 1,236,339 19.1 -45.2
Handspring 520,000 8.7 967,560 15.0 -46.3
Toshiba 236,989 4.0 NA NA NA
RIM 196,000 3.3 340,000 5.3 -42.4
Casio 133,000 2.2 272,241 4.2 -51.1
Symbol 121,936 2.0 102,000 1.6 19.5
Sharp 54,000 0.9 23,000 0.4 134.8
Dell 51,000 0.9 NA NA NA
Others 351,606 5.9 255,453 4.0 37.6
Total 5,973,359 100.0 6,459,593 100.0 -7.5

Click here for the full release.

The future of location based content

Rafe Needleman has a good piece on location based content, largely based on what’s happening in sports in Europe. This market shows a lot of promise, but there are a lot of technical and privacy issues that have to be resolved for the US to adopt. Full Story.

LEAVE A COMMENT

0 Comments

|
All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.