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Palm Powered Tidbit-O-Rama

Thought I'd wrap up this week with a few Palm-related tidbits...

Tungsten C Diary
Jonathan Ezor has been keeping an excellent running diary of his Tungsten C review on his Palm weblog. It's nice to see a weblog being used in this way. I suspect Jonathan and Palm, Inc. may find his recorded entries a helpful tool for getting inside the head of the average Tungsten C buyer. And it appears that Jonathan is getting hooked on his T | C, which is always a good sign.

Treo 600 Pre-Review
Lo Szabo sent along a link from PC Magazine, who have written a pre-review of the upcoming Treo 600. It appears Jim Louderback at PC Magazine really likes the Treo. From my own experience with even the grayscale Treo 180, Handspring (soon to be Palm) has done an outstanding job integrating a PDA and mobile phone into a useful "communicator". Now that they've gotten the size down to a reasonable 4.4" x 2.26" x .87" and have added more useful features, the new 600 might be the turning point for the Treo line.

Palm Powered Market Share
Lastly, it appears Palm powered handhelds are apparently holding on to market share according to this story at Palm Infocenter about Palm, Inc.'s better than expected quarter. The quote:

According to IDC's study in the United States, Palm Powered handhelds accounted for 77 percent of all pen-based personal digital assistants shipped in 2002. Palm Powered smartphones led the U.S. converged handheld space with a market share of 75 percent in 2002, IDC said.

77% of all pen based PDAs isn't too bad, considering 80% was the number I always recalled being used in my early Palm OS days. Of course these percentage values are subjective, based on what you might consider a PDA, but it is encouraging to see that even several years into the Palm vs. Pocket PC battles, Palm OS devices still hold a strong majority of the PDA market.

Have a great weekend everyone! :-)

Reader Comments (1)

Yes, it appears the Treo 600 does have lighted keys. :-)
July 1, 2003 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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