12% of all cell phones sold in Europe in Q3 2005 were 3G

According to IDC, the Western European mobile phone market (consisting of traditional mobile phones and converged devices) maintained healthy double digit growth in Q3 2005 as shipments increased by 16% YTY and 5% QTQ to reach 39.5 mln units compared to 34 mln in Q3 2004. In Q3 2005, WCDMA handsets represented 12% of the total market compared to 7% in Q3 2004, in line with IDC’s forecast of WCDMA handset shipments in 2005 representing 13% of the total market.