Windows CE Devices May Outsell Windows PCs in
April 7, 2003-
Most Windows CE platform competitors only compete in a single or a few product segments. Only software platforms using embedded Linux versions are competing across the board. Even though embedded Linux is behind Windows CE in most segments, the long-term battle will be between these two software platforms. The only exception is handheld device categories where Palm and Symbian are the strongest competitors to Microsoft's Pocket PC.
Computer hardware and software platforms have started to invade many electronics device categories and will become the preferred system architecture for an increasing portion of electronic devices. Only the simplest devices with fixed functionality will avoid this trend.
“Microsoft is taking advantage of the inevitable penetration of microprocessors and embedded software platforms into all electronics devices”, says Dr. Egil Juliussen, the author of the report. “It is not a question if this will happen, but a question of when it will happen for each device category.”
These are some of the findings of a new market research report by eTForecasts. The report explores the technologies, computer platforms, product segments and markets for information appliances including market estimates for six regions of the world from 1998 to 2008.
eTForecasts publishes market research reports for the PC, PDA, information appliances and Internet industries.
|Updated April 7, 2003|