Microsoft-based devices represented 3.2 million of the total, or 60% of total PDA sales. Gartner does draw a wavy line in the sand, however, when it comes to the definition of a PDA or smartphone. In fact, the line is downright blurry, with devices like the Nokia E61, Motorola Q falling into the PDA camp and devices like the Palm Treo 750, RIM BlackBerry Pearl falling into the smartphone camp. Pots, cauldrons, kettles, they all serve the same purpose, if you ask me.
Funky definitions aside, Microsoft's achievement and gains in the market are notable. Can the Redmond Team keep it up? It will be interesting to compare sales of Windows Mobile 6-enabled devices for the rest of the year to the first quarter WinMo5 numbers.