Huge growth seen for converged device market

Summary:The ZDNet IT Facts blog is a great source for interesting data and I find articles there related to mobile technology almost on a daily basis. The one that caught my eye yesterday stated that 63 million converged devices were expected to ship by year end 2010.

BlackBerry Pearl
The ZDNet IT Facts blog is a great source for interesting data and I find articles there related to mobile technology almost on a daily basis. The one that caught my eye yesterday stated that 63 million converged devices were expected to ship by year end 2010. This is in comparison to 7.3 million in 2005. The IDC statistics also showed that RIM is still the leader in the enterprise, but that Microsoft and Nokia are making strides in this market. I just received a RIM BlackBerry Pearl to test for a short time and it is the first BlackBerry device I have tried. After playing with it for a couple hours, I have to say I don't quite understand why someone would choose a BlackBerry over a powerful Windows Mobile or Symbian S60 device. One thing to keep in mind when checking out stats like these is to understand exactly what the data collector is considering a converged device. With these large numbers projected for the near future, it looks like the mobile market is a good choice for technology fans.

Topics: BlackBerry

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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