Smart mobile devices market up 25% in Q1 2006 in EMEA

EMEA shipments of smart mobile devices up 25% YTY in Q1 2006. Western Europe declined 10% while CEMA region grew 112%. Handheld shipments fell 15% as GPS navigation buyers continued migration to dedicated devices. Converged devices were up 34%, leader Nokia increased share despite E-series delays. Second-placed RIM enjoyed BlackBerry device growth of around twice the market average, Canalys reports.