Handheld device market down 20.8% in Q2 2005

The worldwide market for handheld devices experienced its sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline in Q2 2005. According to IDC, device shipments decreased 20.8% compared to Q2 2004 and fell 24.9% sequentially in Q2 2005 to 1.7 million units.


Handheld device market in Q2 2005
 
Q2 2005

Q2 2004
Vendor Shipments Share Shipments Share
Palm 638,376 36.5% 924,364 41.8%
HP 321,928 18.4% 530,239 24.0%
Acer 199,921 11.4% 28,228 1.3%
Dell 179,200 10.2% 153,000 6.9%
Yakumo 58,000 3.3% 13,000 0.6%
Other 352,448 20.1% 561,029 25.4%
Total 1,749,873 100.0% 2,209,860 100.0%
Source:
IDC