63 mln converged mobile devices to ship by year-end 2010

IDC expects enterprise converged mobile device shipments to reach 63 mln units worldwide by 2010, up from 7.3 mln in 2005. While the Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry has become the gold standard for the enterprise device market, IDC believes Microsoft’s involvement with Motorola, Palm, and others, as well as Nokia’s commitment to an end-to-end strategy will threaten to weaken RIM’s stronghold in the enterprise market. RIM is the undisputed market leader in the enterprise with more than 5.5 mln subscribers worldwide and FY06 sales around $2 bln.