PDA shipments up 6.6% in Q1 2006

Worldwide PDA shipments grew 6.6% in Q1 2006 compared with Q1 2005, to 3.65 mln units. This was the strongest Q1 for PDA shipments since 2001. Smartphone shipments surged to 17.8 mln units, up 111% year over year, driven by strong shipment growth in Japan, Gartner says.