Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Smart mobile device sales getting stronger

After a number of recent market reports, vnunet.com writes about the growing demand for smart mobile devices. According to Canalys, "global shipments of smart mobile devices grew by 75 per cent to over 13 million units during the third quarter 2005, with Nokia taking more than half of the market."

On the drop in market share by Blackberry-maker Research In Motion, Rachel Lashford at Canalys said, "RIM is coming under increasing pressure from a number of hardware and software vendors.”

A separate report from IDC claimed "global shipment levels for hand-held devices actually decreased for the seventh consecutive quarter, falling by 16.9 per cent year-over-year and 8.8 per cent during Q3 to 1.6million." Ramon Llamasat IDC said "Finding and expanding more solutions to mobile consumers and enterprises have become imperatives for the handheld market to drive growth."