Price.com, an online shopping and price comparison site, today announced its newest online pricing site, PriceMobileComputing.com.
A response to the rapid growth of the wireless industry and imminent convergence of the mobile computing market, the new site replaces PricePDA.com.
"We're taking a leadership role by defining a broad range of wireless applications as belonging together under the PriceMobileComputing umbrella," said Lawrence R. O'Connor, CEO of Price.com. "The ultimate benefit is for businesses and consumers who can now quickly and easily find the best pricing and vendors for purchasing in this category."
According to Cahners In-Stat, the wireless data market will grow worldwide from 170 million subscribers in 2000 to more than 1.3 billion in 2004. Wireless subscribers in 2004 will be using more than 1.5 billion devices equipped for wireless access, including PDAs, pagers, cell phones and Internet appliances. Eventually, wireless Internet access devices are expected to displace the PC as the preferred Internet access method.(a)
PriceMobileComputing.com is broken down into tabbed categories such as cellular, GPS devices, notebook computers, pagers and PDA/Handheld. Signaling the changing market, it also includes categories such as digital audio, digital imaging and even storage.
Customers can search through each category and price a number of products related to mobile computing. If they find the product they want at the price they like, they can click through to the vendor to make their purchase.
Like all other Price.com sites, PriceMobileComputing.com offers PriceAssured, Price.com's buyer's assurance program, in addition to Gomez certified vendor ratings, to make purchasing a more reliable experience. Additionally, with 1 million prices updated daily, customers can feel confident that they are getting the most up-to-date prices available.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the wireless market is clearly on a path of growth. Last year the U.S. market for hand-held computers doubled to more than $1 billion. As the market grows, the prices are beginning to drop. The average selling price of hand-held computers dropped 11% in 2000.
"With prices dropping, more consumers will be entering the wireless market and demanding convenient ways to make their purchases," said O'Connor. "Since putting the needs of the customer first is a priority for Price.com, PriceMobileComputing brings all of the varied mobile computing products together at one location, making shopping online a hassle-free experience."
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