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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    Kay, 14 Nov 2007 @ 7:49am

    Re: I want them separate...

    Thanks Nick, I thought I was the only one that felt this way. I have all of the gadgets you mention, plus an (old) Dell Pocket PC which still functions just fine for what I use it for, including email access via wifi. I agree that they are all easier to use than trying to type on a mobile phone.

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