Handhelds just won't sell

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CNet is reporting that numbers for [URL=http://news.com.com/2100-1040-982286.html?tag=fd_top]PDA sales are not looking good[/URL] despite of the added processing power, eyecandy and overall fancy features, they just won't sell.

The situation must be looking even worse for manufacturers after some of the big boys joined the club last year, Dell and Viewsonic, for example.

Market leader Palm saw shipments decline 12.2 percent in 2002, to about 4.4 million units from about 5.1 million units in 2001, according to Dataquest. Hewlett-Packard, which holds the No. 2 spot in the market and is the market share leader for devices using Microsoft's operating system, saw worldwide shipments drop by 27.2 percent, to 1.6 million units from 2.2 million units.

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