The PDA market resembles a kind of sleepy kingdom. Ever less players are left to make an illusion of competition. There is almost nothing innovative in the models, the manufacturers keep on releasing modifications of old PDAs, and the most interesting things happen on the adjacent market, the communicator market.
Some users put up with inevitably heavy weight and big size, but for some users this became an obstacle and they didnít change the old handheld expecting a tinier offer. At this very moment Acer enters the scene, nobody expected anything surprising from the company. In addition to all necessary hi-end features (VGA-screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB-host) the Acer handheld has tiny size, and the price tag for Acer n311 seems to be the most interesting offer of the year.
However later it rejected Palm and focused on Pocket PC. Having released handhelds with integrated GPS-receiver and a successful Acer n50 the company strengthened its position on the world market and secured its place in the top 5 of classic handheld makers. During the previous year we witnessed a surge of Acer sales.