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Mobiles 'to replace handheld PCs'
Posted on 5-Sep-2003 21:26 | Tags Filed under: News



Mr Levin said makers of personal digital assistants (PDAs) and digital cameras were likely to suffer as phones became more powerful.

"The PDA is dead," Mr Levin told BBC News Online.

He asked why anyone would opt for an expensive, bulky handheld computer when smartphones like the SonyEricsson P800 were now available for about 200.

He said the P800 and many others like it had onboard all the programs, such as e-mail, address book and calendar, which many people used to look for in a PDA.

According to Gartner, during the second three months of 2003 total phone sales were 114.9 million units, 12% higher than the same period in 2002 and 2% up on the first three months of this year.

But, he said, the killer application for mobile operators for the near future was likely to be voice calls.

It was going to take time for people to use all the functions they find in their handset, he said.


More information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3080652...




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