Internet in the US
24 January 2002 From eMarketer:
In a recently released report, eTForecasts
estimates that the number of PDA-phones in use worldwide will rise
from 900,000 units in 2001 to roughly 49 million in 2007. eTForecasts
defines a "PDA-phone" as a web cellphone with personal
digital assistant (PDA) functionality or vice versa.
In the US, the number of PDA-phone units will increase from 46,000
in 2001 to over 14 million in 2007. Overall PDA unit sales in the
US will grow to over 80 million by 2007 -- 17.7% of which will come
from PDA-phone unit sales.
For comparison to the eTForecast numbers, eMarketer's North
American Wireless Report presents information from Jupiter Media
Metrix. Jupiter estimates that by 2005, 74.9 million people will
be using voice-centric handheld devices and 7.3 million will be
using data-centric devices to access the internet.