RIM Sees 100% Increase In Blackberry Shipments

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According to the research firm Canalys, RIM has increased hardware shipment in Q1 2005 by 100% when comparing to the same time last year. Shipments in Q1 2005 equaled 758,300 compared to last year’s number of 379,990 giving a 7% total share of the worldwide smartphone market. Its shipments doubled year on year in Q1 2005 according to Canalys estimates, helping it achieve third place behind palmOne, whose shipments rose just 1%. PalmOne’s handheld shipments fell 27%, but this was counterbalanced by the continued success of its Treo smart phones in the US. Around 40% of palmOne’s device shipments are now accounted for by Treo smart phones, up from 17% a year earlier.

Nokia with their Symbian powered OS is still the leader by far, Symbian’s overall share of the worldwide smart mobile device market rose above 60%, from around 40% a year earlier. Despite increasing activity among Asian licensees of the OS, the proportion of shipments accounted for by Nokia remains very high at 82%.

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  • bbuser

    well, that’s probably because they have such a high failure rate with their devices. from my experience you have a rate of 25% of devices need replacement within warranty time as they fail to boot up at some point in time.

  • bbuser

    well, that’s probably because they have such a high failure rate with their devices. from my experience you have a rate of 25% of devices need replacement within warranty time as they fail to boot up at some point in time.

  • Emale

    From my experience (Besadmin with over 1000 BB deployed) you are wrong.

    You probably dont know how to use application loader do you?

    Have you seen the profit RIM is making right now on hardware?

    If the failure rate was that bad they most certainly would be one of the best performing stocks on the market

  • Emale

    From my experience (Besadmin with over 1000 BB deployed) you are wrong.

    You probably dont know how to use application loader do you?

    Have you seen the profit RIM is making right now on hardware?

    If the failure rate was that bad they most certainly would be one of the best performing stocks on the market

  • GT

    Uhhh…best performing stocks? You may want to check that. Stock has lost over 30% in the last 5 months.

  • GT

    Uhhh…best performing stocks? You may want to check that. Stock has lost over 30% in the last 5 months.