"There always will be a market for the unconnected PDA. But today's real drivers of growth in this segment are mobile phones, smartphones and converged devices." - Alex Slawsby, an analyst for research firm IDC.
The future is seemingly in these "connected" devices - converged products that merge the PDA and the smartphone into one. However, itís not clear yet which will do the best in terms of sales in 2005, the phone with PDA functionality or the PDA with phone functionality, but it seems clear that these devices are set to increasingly merge.