Digitimes is citing
internal Microsoft data that says Palm currently has a 10% market share of all Windows Mobile based "PDA phones." This data would place Palm second in worldwide sales behind the market leader HTC. The PDA phone figure cited represents the percentage of devices using the Pocket PC edition (which excludes non-touchscreen devices such as the Treo 500
), and not the entire Windows Mobile category. Still it remains a respectable figure given Palm's relatively short history of releasing products utilizing a Microsoft operating system.
The article mainly focuses on HTC's overall declining Windows Mobile based smartphone market share given fierce competition with Motorola and Samsung. According to the article, Motorola holds a slight lead in that category with 30% share, with Samsung and HTC not far behind.