January 20, 2003
BEIJING, Jan 20, 2003 (SinoCast via COMTEX) -- Statistics by the third quarter
of 2002 released by China Center for Information Industry Development shows
decrease of 17% in the personal digital assistant (PDA) market of China, as for
some leading companies like High-tech Wealth and Meijin Computer Technology,
Palm came to China at then end of 2002 with its operation system, and pushed
Palm168 integrated with Chinese operation system with the help of Legend Group.
Lu Yan, vice-president of Legend Group, says the cooperation between Legend and
Palm is to meet the demanding wireless and recreational needs. They will
co-launch wireless and recreational handy products in 2003. Despite recreational
function, Legend also pays more attentions to the general packet radio service
products. Legend's Palm168 is RMB 2,000, with availableness of more than 15,000
of online application software for Chinese users.
In 2002, with the PDA market wilting and changing in structure, while sales of
PAD was increasing potentially. As more and more new PDA products would be
pushed, the market would be again reshaped.
Competitors from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan would come to mainland China in 2003
excluding Legend, HP, and Sony etc. Their competition would provide more choices
as well as better services.
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