Converged device shipments (smart phones and wireless handhelds) rose 60% to hit 115 million in 2007
Shipments of handhelds fell 47% to 3.0 million, from 5.6 million in 2006
APAC is the largest region by volume – 47.9 million units in 2007, ahead of EMEA at 45.9 million
North America is growing fast – shipments doubled to 20.9 million, from 10.3 million in 2006
Nokia remained global market leader, shipping 60.5 million smart phones
RIM shipments grew 112% year-on-year to 12.2 million, strengthening its second place position
By OS provider, Symbian leads on 67% share, followed by Microsoft on 13%, with RIM on 10%.
Q4 2007 outlook: converged devices
Converged device shipments rose 72% year-on-year in Q4 2007, the highest growth seen all year
Nokia and RIM retained their number one and two positions
Apple with its iPhone achieved third place worldwide despite its limited geographic coverage, with 7% share. But Apple is number 2 in the US market!
APAC converged device shipments rose 23%, EMEA 79%, and North America 222%
Symbian leads with 65% share, ahead of Microsoft on 12%, RIM on 11%, Apple on 7%, and Linux at 5%
Q3 2007 outlook: Symbian maintains its market share while Apple iPhone already overtakes Windows Mobile
Open OS market is dominated by the Symbian OS, which maintains its representation at 72% of the open OS-based handset shipments by Q3 2007.
Apple, for the first iPhone full quarter of sales, has already overtaken all Microsoft’s Windows Mobile smartphones in the USA.
That puts the iPhone at the second rank — ahead of smartphones running Symbian, Linux, and the Palm OS but after the first one: RIM's BlackBerry.
NPD credits the iPhone a 27% market share at the retail sales!
Q3 2006 handset base
Open OS market is dominated by the Symbian OS, which represents 72% of the open OS-based handset shipments by Q3 2006.
The Open OS market increased by 47% over Q3 2005 to reach 50.8 units sold by Q3 2006.
Despite this good progression, Open OS shipments represents only 6.8 % of the global mobile market in volume.
Following is the breakdown as per Q3 2006 (from januaray to september):