The new strategy reverses their plans, announced in July, to launch a smartphone .
The most obvious option - the acquisition of a proven smartphone operating system and hardware design team - doesn't exist.
Your view to this, about PDAs and smartphones being the same thing, except for connectivity, is interesting.
With smartphones equipped with megapixel cameras due later this year, that generate ever larger images, this will become even more expensive.
However, PDAs will face increasing competition from smartphones and other converged multimedia devices offering similar functionalities over the forecast period.
One thing's for sure, those wanting to access corporate data on the move can now choose from a variety of solutions from smartphones to lug-able laptops.
It's not an operating system for smartphones - more a smart system for operating phones.
Despite this scepticism about mobile apps there's better news for makers of smartphones and PDAs from the survey.
Now smartphones and wireless PDAs are creating new applications, as they become slim mobile clients.
Still, as more handsets invariably take on PDA functionality, it's hard to see PDAs out-selling smartphones for very much longer.