Despite all the time and money spent over the years on developing the Pocket PC platform, manufacturers will have the face the fact that growth outlook for PDAs overall doesn't look as healthy as those figures from Smartphones.
PDA site, Brighthand, has posted an editorial with their take on the future of PocketPCs and what could this Smartphone rage mean to the PDA platform as a whole.

During the recent Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, a panel discussion was held on ways to advance mobile computing. When an attendee asked what the future of Pocket PC was, a Microsoft employee answered "None." While the other Microsoft employees on the panel backed off that stark statement, it was clear that they believed there wasn't much room between Tablet PCs and smart phones.