Canalys: 64 million smart phones shipped worldwide in 2006

* Global shipments of all smart mobile devices rose 30% year-on-year in Q4 2006 to hit 22 million
* 18 million were smart phones, 2.5 million wireless handhelds and 1.5 million handhelds
* Total smart mobile device shipments for 2006 were 77 million, of which 64 million were smart phones
* Nokia remains market leader in Q4, accounting for 50% of all shipments
* RIM returns to second place, with device shipments rising 54% year-on-year in the quarter
* Sony Ericsson gets back into top five for the first time since early 2004
* Combined shipments of smart phones and wireless handhelds (“converged devices”) were up 42%
* But handheld shipments fell 41% compared to the same quarter a year ago


     
     
     
     
     

    Wednesday, February 14th 2007

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