EMEA mobile market up 52% in Q2 2004, voice market up 57%

Shipments of mobile voice and data gadgets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa rose 52% YTY in Q2 2004, according to Canalys. Roughly 2.58 mln mobile devices were shipped in the three months to the end of June, compared with approximately 1.7 mln in the same period in 2003. In the voice-device segment, which includes smart phones, Nokia accounted for around 80% of all new handsets shipped in the quarter. The cumulative growth for the voice segment was 57%. In the handheld niche, HP retained its supremacy for fourth quarter in a row, with YTY growth of 64%, for a market share of just over 28%. PalmOne’s share dropped to about 20%, with shipments falling 16%.