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Default Smart mobile device shipments hit 118 million in 2007

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This is a press release and far too long for me to post here, but the interesting part is the Sales Volume Chart and growth that RIM has seen from 2006 to 2007.

Annual highlights

* Converged device shipments (smart phones and wireless handhelds) rose 60% to hit 115 million in 2007
* Shipments of handhelds fell 47% to 3.0 million, from 5.6 million in 2006
* APAC is the largest region by volume xxx8211; 47.9 million units in 2007, ahead of EMEA at 45.9 million
* North America is growing fast xxx8211; shipments doubled to 20.9 million, from 10.3 million in 2006
* Nokia remained global market leader, shipping 60.5 million smart phones
* RIM shipments grew 112% year-on-year to 12.2 million, strengthening its second place position
* By OS provider, Symbian leads on 67% share, followed by Microsoft on 13%, with RIM on 10%.

Q4 highlights xxx8211; converged devices

* Converged device shipments rose 72% year-on-year in Q4 2007, the highest growth seen all year
* Nokia and RIM retained their number one and two positions
* Apple achieved third place despite its limited geographic coverage, with 7% share
* APAC converged device shipments rose 23%, EMEA 79%, and North America 222%
* Symbian leads with 65% share, ahead of Microsoft on 12%, RIM on 11%, Apple on 7%, and Linux at 5%

Full Press Release:
Smart mobile device shipments hit 118 million in 2007, up 53% on 2006 (Canalys press release: r2008021)
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