20 mln smartphones and 13 mln PDAs will ship in 2006

Gartner said that it expected 20 mln smartphones to ship in 2006 compared to about 13 mln PDAs. Remote access to e-mail is rapidly becoming essential to most businesses. Gartner predicted that 80% of mobile workers will use wireless e-mail access by 2008. About 10% of mobile phone users will use their devices to streaming video players and to take pictures. That level of penetration won’t occur, however, until 2008 and that there will be virtually no applications for streaming video applications in the enterprise.