The two leading analysts in the mobile space, IDC and Gartner, came out with their quarterly reports this week:
Gartner Says PDA Shipments Reached Record High in Second Quarter of 2006
Worldwide Handheld Market Experiences Tenth Quarter of Year-Over-Year Decline, According to IDC
I know, they definite “PDA” and “Handheld Market” differently, but general, it’s why I don’t put much faith in what the analysts say. That and the fact that their predictions have been consistently wrong about the mobile market for the last 13 years, starting with the Newton.