Comments on: Report: 64 Million Smartphones Shipped in 2006
Canalys's latest worldwide smart mobile device report says that global shipments of all smart mobile devices rose 30% year-on-year in Q4-06 for a total of 64 million smartphones shipped in 2006. Their market estimates show that Nokia, RIM, Motorola and Palm each held onto a place among the top five worldwide smart mobile device vendors in Q4 2006, but some positions changed. Nokia retained its lead, while RIM moved up a place into second, nudging ahead of Motorola. Palm remained in fourth, while Sony Ericsson broke into fifth place for the first time since Q2 2004, thanks largely to shipments of FOMA devices in Japan. Its EMEA smart phone shipments were also considerably higher than in previous quarters thanks to the arrival of new models.