Global mobile device shipments increased 41% in Q1 2004

Compared to Q1 2003, mobile device shipments increased 41%, according to Canalys. Motorola’s shipments increased dramatically ? from just 2,440 devices in Q1 of last year to 313,2480 this year, an increase of 12,748%. Its share of the market jumped from 0.1% in the first quarter of 2003 to 5.3% in Q1 2004. Sony’s market share declined to 3.4%, less than half of the 8.7% it controlled in 2003, as its total shipments fell by over 150,000. PalmOne and Dell also posted small declines in shipments and market share.