Microsoft grabs lead in handheld market | CNET News.com: "Microsoft has a firm grip on the handheld software market, winning the lead in shipments for the first time, a new report from Gartner shows.
Shipments of handhelds that use Microsoft's Windows CE operating system rose by about 33 percent to about 1.4 million in the third quarter, compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, shipments of handhelds that use the Palm operating system shrank by 26 percent to 851,000. Research In Motion showed huge growth, with shipments jumping more than 356 percent to 565,000 to round out the top three, the research company said.
The shipment figures gave Windows CE a 48 percent market share worldwide, up from 41 percent a year ago. PalmSource's Palm OS held 30 percent, down from 47 percent a year ago."