Market Data

Converged Mobile Device Market Surges Ahead on 42% Growth in 2006, According to IDC - 03/01/2007

The worldwide market for converged mobile devices pushed past the 20 million unit mark during the fourth quarter of 2006, and past the 80 million unit mark for the year. According to IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of...

GFK: two million PNDs sold in Germany in 2006, 330% growth - 02/28/2007

According to GfK Marketing Services Deutschland, Portable Navigation Devices (PND) did particularly well last year, with four times as many bought in 2006 than in the previous year. In the total year 2006, two million devices were sold...

ABI Research to launch a “Location Aware Services” Research Service - 02/27/2007

ABI Research has announced the launch of its new “Location Aware Services” Research Service. The annual package includes Research Reports, Research Briefs, ABI Insights, and analyst inquiry support, and will be a resource for data aggregators, web...

Media watch: 500,000 PND to be sold in Belgium in 2007 said GFK - 02/26/2007

According to a recent interview of Filip van Dyck from GFK by the Belgium newspaper La Dernière Heure, an estimated 295,000 Portable Navigation Devices have been sold in Belgium in 2006, against 93,000 in 2005 and only 14,000 in 2004. GFK Benelux...

TomTom forecasts PND market size for 2007 - 02/23/2007

During its 2006 earnings conference call this week TomTom's CEO Harold Goddijn gave a forecast of the Portable Navigation Device market for 2007: 14 million units in Europe, 4 million units in North America. TomTom expects to ship 7 to 8 million...

Symbian announces market figures for 2006 - 02/14/2007

Delivering its unaudited financial and operational figures for 2006 at GSM World Congress, Symbian announced to have shipped 51.7 million Smartphones in 2006, a 52% increase on 2005. 110 million cumulative Symbian...

Navteq gives insights on in-dash navigation sales and market trends € - 02/14/2007

During its Q4 2206 earnings conference call Navteq delivered very interesting estimates regarding the adoption rate and penetration rate of in-dash navigation both in Western Europe and the US. According to Navteq:...

Canalys: 64 million smart phones shipped worldwide in 2006 - 02/14/2007

* 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...

Benchmark Group: French consumer vs mobile LBS € - 02/06/2007

A new study published in France by the research firm Benchmark Group is confirming the consumer interest for wireless Location Based Services. The survey was produced from a panel of 974 French people questioned on the web in October and November...

NPD: PND sales booming in North America - 02/06/2007

The NPD Group reports for 2006 in the US a year on year increase of 128 per cent in value - US$476 million - and 355% in volume to over 900,400 million devices sold. In Canada the market growth was 453 per cent in dollars and 923 per cent in units -...
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