Feeds

Euro-market for clever handhelds to soar this year

Palm, it do well

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Survey Tthe Western European market for smart handhelds was worth over $1 billion last year. And this year, even more growth is expected, IDC says. The market was fuelled in 1998 by the Palm III and future growth will come this year because of the Palm V and small CE devices, IDC thinks. Growth in Europe is mostly because of professional business users wanting Internet access including email, light weight, low cost and access to other information, said research manager Alison McKenzie. The market for WinCE in 1998 was less than expected because of the slow rollout of devices, but is beginning to take off because companies like HP, Compaq and Sharp made inroads, she said. Smart phones, however, did not perform well in 1998. Vendors are cautious and slow to enter the market, but WAP enabled and EPOC based handsets from Ericsson and Nokia will gain market share as they appear at the end of this year and through next. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all
Enterprise, Windows still power firm's shaky money-maker
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.