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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    STEVE, 15 Nov 2007 @ 6:12pm

    Re: Re: I said "to me"

    Here is a curler, today I got an insurance claim for my lost O2 PDA declined because they defined my PDA as "mobile/portable radio telecomunicationn equipment e.g. mobile / portable telephones and pagers" which they do not cover. Thing is I was overseas at the time and my PDA did not have a sim card in it and was not connected to any network. Can I argue it is not a phone in this instance? Opinions please :)

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