To Pilot Or Not To Pilot?
Edition: September 1999 - Vol 7 Number 09
3Com will continue to be the leading vendor in the overall market in 1999 because of strong demand for the Palm platform. 3Com had a 27.1% share of the worldwide SHD market in 1998, followed by Sharp Electronics with 7.7%. In 1998, 3Com had a 42% market share in the handheld companion market.
The worldwide personal companion market ended 1998 with 2.65 million units shipped, and 3Com shipped over 65%.
IDC is forecasting 1999 personal companion shipments to be 4 million units due to the anticipated success of the new Palm V platform and new entries from vendors such as Hewlett-Packard and Compaq.
Source: IDC, May 1999