PDA sales up 25% in Q1 2005, Research in Motion becomes market leader
Worldwide PDA shipments totaled 3.4 mln units in Q1 2005, a 25% increase from Q1 2004, according to Gartner. The average selling price (ASP) of PDAs increased 15% in Q1 2005. The ASP was $406, which is the highest since Gartner began ASP estimates in 2000. Gartner analysts attributed the increased prices to the popularity of high-end wireless models. PDAs with integrated wireless local area network (WLAN) or cellular capabilities accounted for approximately 55% of all PDAs shipped in Q1 2005.
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Research in Motion’s BlackBerry shipments grew 75.6% in Q1 2005, as the company became the leader in worldwide PDA shipments. palmOne PDA shipments declined 26.3%, and its market share fell to 18%, its lowest market share since it entered the market in 1996. Nokia’s re-entry into the wireless PDA market with the 9300 and 9500 enabled it to move into the #4 position.