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A mini word-fight has broken out between HP and RIM over the design of the operating system being deployed in RIM's tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook more
Growth in the EMEA smart mobile device market in Q3 rose slightly from the previous quarter, but remains well below the 100%-plus rates seen for most of last year. Nokia's lead, achieved largely through shipments of its consumer-focused Symbian S60 devices, remains comfortable. With new UIQ models shipping last quarter, fellow Symbian-based vendor Sony Ericsson re-entered the top five (in fourth place) after a long absence, helping take Symbian's market share up to 78.7% from 76.6% a year earlier.
Worldwide PDA shipments totaled 3.7 million units in the second quarter of 2006, a 2.7% increase from the second quarter of 2005, according to Gartner. This was the highest PDA shipment total of any second quarter on record. Much of the growth in the PDA market in the second quarter of 2006 was generated by vendors that were not among the first-tier one year ago, such as Mio Technology, Motorola and Danger Research. more
Brandimensions has released a new research report that measures consumer sentiment for the smartphone market, which encompasses Research In Motion (rim) BlackBerry, Palm Treo, HP iPAQ and Motorola Q devices. Brandimensions searched over 150 million Internet sites and analyzed relevant consumer comments posted online between April 2005 and February 2006, specific to the smartphone market. The results conclude that while BlackBerry has the largest market share in this segment, it lacks a strong brand loyalty among its customers. Overall, consumers felt that Treo was a superior device compared to BlackBerry, citing greater functionality including camera and video playback. more
According to IDC, the Western European mobile phone market (consisting of traditional mobile phones and converged devices) maintained healthy double digit growth in 3Q05 as shipments increased by 16% year on year and 5% sequentially to reach 39.5 million units compared to 34 million in the third quarter of 2004. more
Canalys research indicates that the trends observed within the EMEA mobile device market in 2004 have accelerated during the first half of 2005. Shipments of converged smart mobile devices, namely smart phones and wireless handhelds, grew from 3.6 million in H1 2004 to 9.6 million in H1 2005, representing a 170% year-on-year rise. To put this in perspective, the EMEA mobile phone market excluding these converged smart mobile devices rose by only 11% over the same period. more
The global market for smart mobile devices continued its meteoric rise in Q2 according to estimates released by Canalys. The positions of the top three vendors, Nokia, Palm and rim, remained unchanged from Q1, though strong performance by Motorola, particularly in China and Japan, helped it re-enter the top five narrowly ahead of Fujitsu. Fujitsu itself enjoyed a strong Q2 thanks to the mid-quarter launch of its new FOMA F901iS smart phone. more