How The PDA Market Died And No One Noticed

We've discussed this before, but analysts keep making a big deal of the fact that "smartphones" are going to kill off PDAs. Most people simply don't care. They don't see the two products as being all that different. It's just a question of whether or not the device is connected. In the early nineties, people weren't talking about how computers with modems were killing off PCs. They knew that one was simply an extension of the other. However, it makes for a good soundbite to say that one technology is "killing off" another.

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