Articles tagged with: Symbian and Fujitsu
A collection of Japanese companies have announced an agreement to jointly develop a new application platform for mobile phones that will be compatible with both the symbian and Linux operating systems. Commercial launch of mobile phones incorporating the new platform is scheduled for late 2011 to early 2012. more
symbian has announced that over 20 million symbian smartphones have shipped in Japan up until the end of March 2007. more
The latest APAC smart mobile device market estimates from Canalys reveal the continuing rise of converged devices (smart phones and wireless handhelds) in the region, with more than 10 million units shipping in a quarter for the first time. Canalys research suggests that 10.1 million smart phones shipped in Q1 2007, along with 435,000 wireless handhelds and less than 150,000 handhelds. APAC remains the largest region for smart mobile devices, making up 46% of the global market, compared to 37% for EMEA and 17% for the Americas. Canalys puts total worldwide shipments at 23.2 million units in Q1 2007, up 39% from the 16.7 million shipped in the same quarter one year ago.
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According to the latest market data from IDC, the Western European mobile device market (including standalone handhelds and converged devices) suffered a disappointing performance in the second quarter of 2006 as the total market declined by 3% year on year to total 3.3 million units. The handheld market suffered further intensification of the negative growth exhibited since 4Q05 as shipments declined by 49% year on year, while comparatively insubstantial growth for the converged device segment of just 10% year on year meant demand for devices with combined voice and data functionality failed to offset the negative growth of the handheld segment. more
According to the latest market data from IDC, the Western European mobile device market (including standalone handhelds and converged devices) grew by 25% year on year in the opening quarter of 2006, as total shipments reached 3.2 million units. Significantly, the handheld market failed to recover from the dramatic decline in 4Q05, as shipments of just 549,000 units represented further negative growth of -21% year on year, with only Fujitsu Siemens registering positive growth. Additionally, disappointing growth of 43% and shipments of 2.67 million units for converged devices meant market performance fell below expectations. more
The continuing shift from standalone handhelds to converged smart mobile devices was confirmed again by the latest estimates released by analyst firm Canalys. The positions of the top four device vendors worldwide remained unchanged from Q2, with HP displacing Japanese smart phone vendor Fujitsu to take fifth place.