Worldwide handheld market shares: Palm – 33.8%, HP – 23.6%, Acer – 11.2%

Palm, HP and Acer all had two-digit market shares of the worldwide handheld market in Q3 2005, IDC says. Palm and HP lost some market share compared to Q3 2004 results, with Acer gaining third place.


Global handheld market in Q3 2005
 
Q3 2005

Q3 2004
Vendor Shipments Share Shipments Share
Palm 569,388 33.8% 736,481 36.4%
HP 397,016 23.6% 615,515 30.4%
Acer 188,760 11.2% 36,232 1.8%
Dell 162,000 9.6% 188,200 9.3%
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