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1 Evolution and Success of Wireless PDAs By George, Janet, Jenny & Tracy

2 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 Palm, Inc Newton MessagePad 1993 Newton MessagePad 1996 Palm Pilot 1996 Palm Pilot 1997 Palm OS Platform 1997 Palm OS Platform

3 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

4 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 Web Browser Web Browser

5 (Fitchard, 2003) Technological History of PDAs cont’d Technological History of PDAs cont’d Wireless Wireless DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY

6 INDUSTRY ANALYSIS SIC: Definition: Design, Manufacture Devices that display, input, print, image, store Symbol Technologies, Inc. (SBL)

7 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

8 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.

9 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.

10 COMPANY ANALYSIS Symbol Technologies, Inc.

11 COMPANY ANALYSIS History History Use of Technology Use of Technology

12 COMPANY ANALYSIS Strengths Strengths Successes Successes Difficulties Difficulties Weaknesses Weaknesses

13 EVALUATION Need Need Challenge Challenge Solution to Current Situation Solution to Current Situation How does this Technology Work? How does this Technology Work?

14 EVALUATION VALUE/BENFITS VALUE/BENFITS Improvements Improvements Future Outlook Future Outlook

15 CONCLUSION THE END


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