350 Million Handhelds by 2003
As users desire the "anytime, anywhere" benefit that handhelds offer,
shipments of smartphones and wireless handhelds will exceed 350 million
units by 2003, according to Datacomm Research Company.
Below is one of the conclusions from the press release:
The Palm operating system will remain the clear market leader thanks
to 3COM/’s spin off of Palm Computing, Handspring/’s introduction of the Visor
PDA, and Handspring/’s development of the Springboard add-on hardware
standard. Windows CE devices will find success in specific vertical
applications, but are unlikely to catch on with consumers.