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Gartner says PDAs regain ground

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Global sales of PDAs during the first quarter of the year totaled 3.4 million units, an increase of 26 percent from 2.7 million registered last year, revealed Gartner.

At the same time, the average price of pocket computers has also risen to $ 406. This is the highest recorded value since Gartner began surveying PDA prices in 2000.

PDAs with network functionality wireless (WLAN) and mobile phones were responsible for 55 percent of sales during the period analyzed.

Research In Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry devices, increased sales by 76 percent, totaling 711,000 units sold.

But not all manufacturers have had a good result. PalmOne equipment dropped 26 percentage points compared to the first quarter of 2004. RIM accounts for 21 percent of worldwide PDA sales during the first quarter, followed by PalmOne with 18 percent.

In terms of software, Microsoft’s Windows CE was the operating system with the largest share among PDAs, with 46 percent of the market.

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