PDA OS market shares: Palm - 40%, Microsoft - 36.6%, RIM - 18.6%

Global sales of PDAs totalled 2.75 mln units between April and June, marking the end of 10 consecutive quarters of falling shipments.

Global sales of PDAs totalled 2.75 mln units between April and June, marking the end of 10 consecutive quarters of falling shipments. According to Gartner, sales were up 12% YTY. RIM's Blackberry sales increased 289% in Q2 2004. HP's shipments were found to have increased 38.9% in Q2, although most of its models were about one year old. In terms of PDA OS shipments Palm OS continued to lead the market, with a worldwide market share of just over 40% in Q2 2004. But its market share was down from Q2 of 2003 when it accounted for 51% of the market. Windows CE's market share in Q2 of 2004 reached 36.6%, up slightly from the same period last year when its market share totalled 36.3%. RIM's share of the PDA OS market increased to 18.6%, up from 5.3% market share in Q2 2003.

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