According to the::unwired, Fujitsu Siemens(the maker of the feature-packed PocketLOOX handhelds) will give up on PDA’s and PNA’s(GPS navigators like TomTom’s) 2008.
As it looks now, all Loox models(including the T810n and T830 smartphones) will be discontinued by the end of the year; no successors are planned. A Fujitsu Siemens spokesperson is quoted as following:
The trend is that the traditional handhelds are replaced by other devices such as PNAs or Smartphones. We will not invest into these product ranges.
Handhelds and handheld devices with push E-Mail-push will remain a niche market. In the future these services will be taken over by Smartphones – which is not our business at all. We observe that other manufacturers, that offer similar devices, have to fight with difficulties.
At first, you may wonder why Siemens gives up on smartphones, too – after all, they produced phones like the now-famous Siemens SX1. However, these phones never made it out into the mass market…the phone division always was a cash hog and was forfeited to BenQ after a few years worth of struggle….who gave up on it, too…
P.s. Don’t worry – we’ll feature a new Windows Mobile device here soon!