Pocket PC overtakes Palm

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According to Gartner Dataquest research worldwide sales of Pocket PC devices exceeded shipments of Palm OS devices for the first time in Q3 (July-Sept) 2004.

2004 Palm OS sales are expected to be down 23% to 4.4 million compared 2003 while Pocket PC sales are expected to be up 15% to 5 million units.

When the results are broken out by company we get the top 5 as follows:

1) palmOne: 26.2%
2) HP: 24.2%
3) RIM: 19.8%
4) Dell: 6.5%
5) Symbol: 2.2%

(via brighthand)