Sony Clie TJ25 is #1 in Japan

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Of all the PDAs being sold in Japan, the Sony Clie TJ25 is the most popular in terms of unit sales. In fact, Sony has 5 of the top 10 slots and a PDA with the Pocket PC OS doesn’t show up until #7.

Ranking Type name Manufacturer Standard price Realized price
1 CLIE PEG-TJ25 SONY OPEN 17,250 – 19,800
2 CLIE PEG-UX50 SONY OPEN 52,500 – 69,800
3 CLIE PEG-NX73V SONY OPEN 34,000 – 39,800
4 SigmarionIII h R OPEN 39,600 – 54,800
5 CLIE PEG-NX80V SONY OPEN 47,400 – 56,800
6 Zaurus SL-C760 Sharp OPEN 56,000 – 69,800
7 GENIO e550GT Toshiba OPEN 54,590 – 59,800
8 GENIO e550DT Toshiba OPEN 58,600 – 64,800
9 CLIE PEG-TG50 SONY OPEN 33,500 – 39,800
10 CASSIOPEIA BE-500 Casio OPEN 15,000 – 18,800

It seems clear that there’s a huge market for mid-range PDAs, even though more expensive ones make up most of the list. Here’s the full report:

http://pcweb.mycom.co.jp/news/2003/11/20/05.html

Translated text from Babelfish:

CLIE which throws the new product frequently, took the top again with the new product. The circumstance, top 3 everything CLIE with this. 2 item ranking in we have done in addition to that, PDA is hauled. As for PEG-TJ25 of the top, way it is recognized even from price, the entry model. Basic function is collected simply, it is the item which by the fact that the color variation is gathered has challenged even with design.

Dropping ranking on the one hand, Zaurus SL-C760. Because as for this, C860 of succession is sale immediate. There was no strengthening CPU and the graphic function, but with network it cuts the predecessor So-net it offers as “a bitWarp PDA” corresponding terminal it reaches the point where Internet connection service of month amount 2000 Yen can be utilized. In addition, because you can connect to the personal computer with USB Storage system, the driver becomes unnecessary, utilization with destination becomes convenient, loads the English Japan & Japanese-English translation software and/or finely update is feature. If you see at reservation price and the like, appearance at that time of C760 and price because it does not change, seems that is connected to the ranking retreat of result and C760 where the user which does the new product waiting increased. Simply the realized price of C760 has started going down gradually, good bargain it has been also time for the user which does not need Advanced Capability.

As for the Pocket PC system which is not place vigorous here, the new product of Toshiba ranking in has done in 7 and 8 rank. It loads up-to-date Pocket PC 2003, 128MB loads RAM and/or power raises securely, but because there are 3 variations with such as dictionary loading and digital camera functional loading, you did not swing or the ranking which is also the circumstance that popularity squeezes and does not include.

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