Friday, April 26, 2002 Personal-Organizer Market Declines
As Consumers Wait for New Models
"U.K.-based Ltd. said shipments into Europe, the Middle East and Africa fell 30% from a year earlier to 679,000 units. Europe accounts for the vast majority of these shipments. The research firm reported that shipments by market leader Palm Inc. fell 48% as it lost market share to the No. 2 supplier, Compaq Computer Corp., whose shipments climbed 36%. Compaq's devices run software from Microsoft Corp., and the U.S. software giant now has 34% of the region's organizer market, compared with 18% a year earlier, canalys said. The figures also show that shipments by Finnish mobile-phone maker Nokia Corp., the third-largest supplier of organizers, fell 23% from a year earlier."
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