January 2003

Samsung i700 Pocket PC debuts at CES
There are a lot of cell phones with cameras coming out, and a few PDA phones that can work with cameras. But a cell phone PDA with a camera built in, now that's something new. Running Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition, Samsung's new i700 was revealed last week. Samsung, who also showed two Palm OS phones, is also the first major hardware maker to license and produce products based on both major handheld operating systems. The swivel camera can capture 640 x 480 images which can be saved, sent to people via wireless connection, or synchronized with a PC. No pricing was given at press time. -- Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2003 by sab

PDA market shrinks
A new IDC report indicates trouble in the PDA market. Global second quarter 2002 shipments were down to 2.6 million, below 2001 levels. Palm's worldwide share dipped to 32.4% from 40.6% last year. After swallowing Compaq, HP is now second with 19%, or 485,000 units in Q2. Sony's share is 10% and Handspring slipped to 6.5%. [see report] -- Posted Friday, January 10, 2003 by chb