Is Dell getting out of the PDA market?

Bargain PDA is reporting that there is a rumour floating about that Dell is about to discontinue its Axim PDA line. Information allegedly provided by Dell to a corporate client states that Dell will not be producing any follow-up devices to the X51 line. The rumor states that due to decreases in the market, the company has decided not to produce any more &pen based& portable computers. The report goes on to say that the company has been looking at “converged” devices, but isn’t prepared to announce a product.

There is no question that we are seeing a trend towards converged devices. I think it’s more likely that Dell is considering new offerings such as a smartphone or a Portable Media Center device either under the Axim brand or a new one. But I would be surprised if Dell left the mobile space completely.

Stay tuned!

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