Gartner: PDAs to lose to smartphones

Research firm Gartner predicts sales of smartphones worldwide to increase 140% to 20.7 million units next year as demand for PDAs flattens.

Research firm Gartner predicts sales of smartphones worldwide to increase 140% to 20.7 million units next year as demand for PDAs flattens. According to Gartner, the Palm operating system will hang on to a slim lead in the PDA market next year amid a battle royal over smartphone sales between the alternative platforms, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm and Linux.