Presentation on theme: "Evolution and Success of Wireless PDAs By George, Janet, Jenny & Tracy."— Presentation transcript:
Evolution and Success of Wireless PDAs By George, Janet, Jenny & Tracy
DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY Technological History of PDAs Technological History of PDAs PDA PDA Developmental History Developmental History 1984 Psion – UK 1984 Psion – UK 1987 Apple Computer 1987 Apple Computer 1988 Newton Research Group 1988 Newton Research Group 1992 Palm, Inc. 1992 Palm, Inc. 1993 Newton MessagePad 1993 Newton MessagePad 1996 Palm Pilot 1996 Palm Pilot 1997 Palm OS Platform 1997 Palm OS Platform
DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY Technological History of PDAs cont’d Technological History of PDAs cont’d Operating Systems (OS) Operating Systems (OS) Windows CE Windows CE EPOC EPOC Palm OS Palm OS
DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY Technological History of PDAs cont’d Technological History of PDAs cont’d Application/Functionality Application/Functionality Address Book Address Book Memo Pad Memo Pad Appointments Diary Appointments Diary Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Word Processor Word Processor Database Database Financial Management Tool Financial Management Tool Email Email Web Browser Web Browser
(Fitchard, 2003) Technological History of PDAs cont’d Technological History of PDAs cont’d Wireless Wireless DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS SIC: 334119 Definition: Design, Manufacture Devices that display, input, print, image, store Symbol Technologies, Inc. (SBL)
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS MAJOR TRENDS MAJOR TRENDS New devices New devices Benefits Benefits Smaller, more energy efficient Smaller, more energy efficient More cost effective More cost effective More productive More productive Tablet PC Tablet PC
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS STANDARDIZATION OF SYSTEMS STANDARDIZATION OF SYSTEMS No standards at this time. No standards at this time. Standardization will set the stage for trends. Standardization will set the stage for trends.
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS: Porter’s Model Competition : Many competitors. Compete mainly on performance and quality of products and services Buyers : With the handheld market growing explosively and the technology changing rapidly, buyers will be plentiful and as improvements increase productivity will be willing to be expend resources to be in the market. Broad and diverse base of global customers Suppliers : Not many suppliers of highly technical parts. Some components, etc. from sole sources. Significant portion of manufacturing relies on one producer Substitutes : Productivity requirements can be adopted with many interpretations, therefore, needs can be filled by many products. Depends on intellectual property rights to protect market share.