Shipments of smart mobile devices fell by 10% in western Europe in the first quarter of this year.
Research from analyst Canalys shows a year-on-year decline in the western European market, although the figures showed that growth more than doubled in central and eastern Europe.
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Canalys found that despite delays in the release of its enterprise-focused E-series smartphones, Nokia increased its overall European market share to 76% from 67%.
Both Nokia and second-placed RIM increased their respective device shipments above the market average of 25%.
Qtek, the brand used by HTC on its own devices in Europe, saw the highest growth of the top five suppliers, with a 211% jump in shipments. This took Qtek above HP and Palm for the first time.
Chris Jones, a Canalys analyst, said, “Increased GPS integration in mobile phones, and tighter communication between navigation systems and enterprise databases, such as contacts, calendaring and CRM, are just a couple of areas that smart mobile device vendors will now be exploring.”