PDA shipments up 7.4% in Q4 2005

Microsoft Windows CE was the leading mobile OS in 2005 as 7.05 mln PDAs were loaded with the OS, up 33% from 2004 shipments of 5.28 mln units. Palm OS PDA shipments declined 34% to 2.96 mln units in 2005.

Global PDA shipments in Q4 2005
  Q4 2005 Q4 2004 Growth
Vendor Shipments Share Shipments Share YTY
Palm 1,037,680 23.5 1,226,525 29.9 -15.4
Research In Motion 780,000 17.7 698.000 17.0 11.7
Hewlett-Packard 660,463 15.0 869,000 21.1 -24.0
T-Mobile 305,000 6.9 96,000 2.3 217.7
Mio Technology 220,214 5.0 83,645 2.0 163.3
Others 1,405,569 31.9 1,135,788 27.6 23.8
Total 4,408,926 100.0 4,108,958 100.0 7.3
Source: Gartner