Mio PDA third biggest worldwide: IDC

DQW Bureau
New Update

MiTAC's brand 'Mio' was the third biggest GPS provider in Europe in

Q2, according to Canalys and IDC. In Q4, MiTAC's hand-held device will still

hold a great projection. MiTAC started with desktop computers and its PDA became

one of the top three in the world. Currently, besides desktops and server

related businesses, the major driving force was hand-held devices. The

development of GPS includes both OEM business and self-own brand markets. The

shipment of Q4 can reach 1.5 million units. Annual GPS shipment can be up at

four million. According to Canalys statistics in Q3, Mio was ranked as number

three in hand-held GPS products in Europe with marketshare of nine percent.

Besides, IDC indicated that Mio PDA could take 9.5 percent marketshare with

growth of five percent over Q2. MiTAC indicated that GPS and GPS PDA products

would continue to be the main products next year. The target market will still

focus on northern America to establish over 3,000 selling points.