April 16, 2004

Top 10 Selling Handhelds

Palm Infocenter recently published the top 10 selling handhelds in the U.S. retail market for October to December 2003.

It's interesting to note that devices topping the list were not the uber-gadgets at the high end, but rather fairly basic Palm OS-based handhelds such as the palmOne Tungsten E, Sony Clie SJ22, and palmOne Zire 21. This indicates to me that more people are interested in using the basic organizer functions at an affordable price than having all the latest doohickeys. While I'm a PDA power user, I certainly can understand that choice: My highest use is still looking up and entering appointments and contacts, followed by digital note-taking and playing a few games to fight off boredom while traveling, sitting in waiting rooms, etc.

Topic(s):   Mobile Tech & Gadgets
Posted by Jeff Beard