I thought every man and his dog wanted a PDA, but it looks like I was very wrong. Apparently, if it doesn't have voice capabilities then people don't want to touch it with a barge pole, and for the third quarter in a row shipments of handheld devices such as personal digital assistants fell
. In the latest quarter, sales were down 8.7 percent from last year's third quarter. Some prominent vendors have decided to pull back from the market, it seems.