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One More Time: The PDA Market Is Meaningless To Measure

from the please-stop-now dept

For years, we've been complaining about all these ridiculous studies that moan about how the "PDA" (personal digital assistant) market is shrinking, yet they keep on coming. The fact is that the market isn't shrinking at all -- it's just changing as PDAs are built into smartphones. Back when the internet was first catching on and people who had originally bought PCs were suddenly upgrading to PCs with modems, we didn't hear people bemoaning the death of PCs. Instead, people realized that an internet-connected PC was simply a natural upgrade in the market. The same is true with PDAs turning into smartphones.

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    Nick, 14 Nov 2007 @ 2:14am

    I want them separate...

    Well, the next phone I get will be just a phone - I want something that will ONLY make calls, not something that tries to jam a PC into into something the size of a bar of chocolate. I have a better separate camera, a better separate MP3 player, a better separate radio, all much easier to use. MUCH easier.
    The PDA problem is a price one, and I am twitching to get myself an ASUS eee... Is that a PC, a mobile PC, A smart phone without phone functions, a handheld, and ultra portable laptop, a media player?
    Who cares...

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