Pure PDA device sales may have dropped 6% in sales in the first quarter of 2005 but converged devices like smartphones and wireless handhelds shot up 137%. In total, more than 10 million smart mobile devices were sold in the last quarter.
When looking at operating systems, Symbian leads the pack with 81% marketshare, followed by Microsoft with 18%. These numbers amount to a 175% quarter over quarter (Q1 2005 vs Q1 2004) increase for Symbian and 44% for Microsoft. PalmSource hold down 3rd place with a 10.5% marketshare and RIM, in 4th place, has 7%.
When looking at device vendors, Nokia holds a 50% marketshare, followed by PalmOne (9.4%), RIM (7%), Fujitsu (6.1%) and HP (5.6%).
Source: PocketPC Thoughts