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Ed Hansberry
08-01-2003, 10:00 AM
<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/31935.html">http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/31935.html</a><br /><br />Worldwide, PDA sales are down over 10% even though they are <a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15395">up in Europe</a> for the same period, where the Pocket PC and other Windows CE devices lead the pack.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/hansberry/2003/20030801-marketshare.gif" /><br /><br />Pocket PC is nearly 27% looking at just HP, Toshiba and Dell. I do know that Medion is 2.1% of the total and buried in the "other" numbers, so that puts the Pocket PC at 29% before taking into account ViewSonic, NEC and other smaller players. The only other well known vendor in Other is Handspring.

Paragon
08-01-2003, 01:43 PM
Ed, I assume that Palms numbers are total sales, consumer and enterprise. Yet we never see the Pocket PC numbers for comanies such as Symbol, and Intermec who put out some rather large numbers, which would change the look of these reports. Am I correct?

Dave

Ed Hansberry
08-01-2003, 02:06 PM
Ed, I assume that Palms numbers are total sales, consumer and enterprise. Yet we never see the Pocket PC numbers for comanies such as Symbol, and Intermec who put out some rather large numbers, which would change the look of these reports. Am I correct?
I think those are included, but would be in the "other" category. Reports from NPD Intellect typically ignore them because they focus on retail, but IDC I believe tries to account for everything. Good point though - that means the PPC is probably well over 30% when you throw Intermec and Symbol into the mix. You have to assume they are under 3% each though as that seems to be the cutoff for this report before getting dumped into "other."

Paragon
08-01-2003, 05:09 PM
I'm sorry I can't remeber either companies numbers, but I have heard them, and it seems to me they would make quite a significant change. (larger than 3%)

If I find them I will post them. :)

Dave

Pocket PC Dubai
08-01-2003, 06:17 PM
Donít you think the drop in sales is due to the transition period particularly in Pocket PCs, the introduction of the new operating system, plus the new CPU? Donít you think there will better figures after Q3 in 2003. I believe consumers were looking forward to buy a new unite that includes the latest technology. This point could reflect on the sales in Q3

mangochutneyman
08-01-2003, 06:26 PM
Ed, I assume that Palms numbers are total sales, consumer and enterprise. Yet we never see the Pocket PC numbers for comanies such as Symbol, and Intermec who put out some rather large numbers, which would change the look of these reports. Am I correct?

Dave

Also remember that Symbol sells PalmOS devices as well...

Ed Hansberry
08-01-2003, 07:09 PM
Also remember that Symbol sells PalmOS devices as well...
I know GFunkMagic, but what have they done lately? The PPT 8800 line is Windows Mobile 2003. The last Palm device I have seen from them is the SPT 1800, which is a PalmOS4 device. The SPT 1550 is even older.

I've seen several large purchases over the past few years from Symbol announcing PPC based devices, like Pepsi and UPS. I just haven't seen similar announcements on PalmOS devices. Do you have any stats?

mike6024
08-01-2003, 10:20 PM
How about Casio? Are they *that* out of the game?

Ed Hansberry
08-01-2003, 10:29 PM
How about Casio? Are they *that* out of the game?
Maybe not in Japan, but everywhere else, yup.

whydidnt
08-02-2003, 05:02 AM
Aren't Palm's numbers inflated greatly by Sales of the original $99 Zire? I had read that those were hot sellers. The reality is that the Zire's limited features really should move it into a different category IMO.

Whydidnt

Ed Hansberry
08-02-2003, 01:19 PM
Aren't Palm's numbers inflated greatly by Sales of the original $99 Zire? I had read that those were hot sellers. The reality is that the Zire's limited features really should move it into a different category IMO.
Yeah, but the $99 zire is still a PDA with PalmOS on it. The volumes are inflated by it. For several quarters over the past few years HP alone has sold more in dollars than Palm has. Now that HP has PDAs in the $299-$399 range, I am not sure if that is true any longer though.

beq
08-03-2003, 12:21 AM
OT: Wouldn't it be great if a PPC OEM releases a game-centric model, as counterpart for Palm Tapwave's Zodiac. By game-centric I mean the control ergonomics, among other things.
http://news.com.com/2100-1041_3-5057178.html
http://www.mobenta.com/analysis/item-1009.html

With Tapwave covering this niche for PalmOS and Nokia's N-Gage representing the Symbian/cellular handset sector (both coming out this Oct, not to mention Sony's Playstation Portable handheld late next year), this might prove to be a growing niche?

Thinkingmandavid
08-03-2003, 04:11 AM
Lets not forget that Psion will be offering the Netbook with MS OS, as time goes byit will play a role.