Handheld device market down 12.1% in Q1 2005

The worldwide market for handheld devices experienced its fifth successive quarter of year-over-year decline in Q1 2005. According to IDC, handheld device shipments decreased 12.1% YTY and fell 30.6% QTQ in Q1 2005 to 1.9 mln units. In contrast, the worldwide converged mobile device market achieved its third consecutive quarter of YTY growth exceeding 100%, rising 134.6% YTY to 8.4 mln units despite a sequential drop of 3.3% in Q1 2005.