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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    Jim, 13 Nov 2007 @ 5:50pm

    Meaningful

    "The market isnt shrinking"

    What? The market is shrinking. The article clearly differentiates between smartphones and PDAs. Thus, the market study is only about PDAs without cellphone ability. To complete you analogy when PCs with modems came out -- the market for PCs without modems shrank.

    Your confusion probably comes from thinking there is no market for PDAs without cellphone ability. However, i would bet there are plenty of specific uses for such a device.

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