Handheld market down 16.9% in Q3 2005

The worldwide market for handheld devices experienced its seventh consecutive quarter of YTY decline in Q3 2005. According to IDC, device shipments decreased 16.9% YTY and fell 8.8% sequentially in Q3 2005 to 1.6 mln units.


Global handheld device market in Q3 2005
   
Q3 2005

Q3 2004
Rank Vendor Shipments Share Shipments Share
1 Palm 569,388 33.8% 736,481 36.4%
2 HP 397,016 23.6% 615,515 30.4%
3 Acer 188,760 11.2% 36,232 1.8%
4 Dell 162,000 9.6% 188,200 9.3%
5 Mio 85,609 5.1% 54,172 2.7%
Others 282,780 16.8% 393,552 19.4%
Total 1,685,553 100.0% 2,024,152 100.0%
Source: IDC