Global converged mobile devices market up 67.8% in Q1 2006

The worldwide converged mobile device or smartphone market showed no signs of slowing down during Q1 2006, recording a new record in quarterly shipments. According to IDC, worldwide converged mobile device shipments totaled 18.9 million units in Q1 2006, an increase of 7.5% from Q4 2005 and 67.8% compared to Q1 2005.

Global converged mobile device shipments
  Q1 2006 Q1 2005 Growth
Vendor Shipments Share Shipments Share YTY
Nokia 8.16 43.2% 5.45 48.4% 49.9%
Panasonic 1.89 10.0% 1.145 10.2% 65.1%
NEC 1.79 9.5% 1.140 10.1% 57.0%
RIM 1.45 7.7% 0.78 6.9% 85.7%
Sharp 1.07 5.7% 0.00 0.0% 0.00%
Others 4.52 23.9% 2.74 24.4% 64.7%
Total 18.88 100.0% 11.25 100.0% 67.8%
Source: IDC