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Resellers across Europe are sticking to traditional PDAs when sorting out mobile data products for their customers. Research carried out in March found 43 per cent of dealers recommended stand-alone PDAs to their customers. Twenty per cent were installing PDAs with a separate mobile phone and 21.4 per cent chose an integrated device. But only 8.9 per cent of resellers mentioned smart phones.

In terms of applications stock control is the most likely reason for customers buying PDAs - 26 per cent of resellers identified it as a driver for handheld technology. Standard PDA functions were mentioned by 24 per cent. While 22 per cent of respondents believed email was the most important reason behind the purchase. Sales support was next with 11 per cent. The application least likely to be mentioned by resellers was GPS with only 4 per cent believing it was a reason behind purchases.

The figures come from Context Research which questioned resellers across Europe.®

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