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Nokia Leads Smarphone Market with 56% Share; Symbian Has 73% of OS Share

Nokia leads the smartphone market a 56.4% share of the 70.9 million units shipped in 2006, according to ABI Research. Nokia sold 40 million smartphones in 2006, compared to 28.5 million in 2005. Motorola occupied the second position with 8.5% market share, driven mostly by MING. 

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China Mobile Adds Record 4.86M Users in January; Total Subscribers Surpass 300M

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless phone carrier by users, with more customers than the total U.S. population, added a record 4.86 million subscribers in January, taking its total to 306.1 million users. China Mobile stock surged 83% last year. 

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Over 80% of All Cellular Users will be Data Users by 2011; Spend to Hit $200B

Worldwide consumer spending on mobile data services -  including cellular data transport, messaging and content -  will jump from $125 billion in 2007 to just over $200 billion by 2011, according to a new Strategy Analytics report, "Global Cellular Data Forecast 2007-2011." 

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Worldwide PDA Shipments Reach Record 17.7 million in 2006: Gartner

Mobile data access, particularly wireless e-mail, drove the worldwide PDA market to record shipments of 17.7 million units in 2006, an 18.4%increase from 2005, according to Gartner.

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Helio Set to Reach 100,000 Subscribers and $100 million Revenue Rate  

Helio, a virtual cell company and a joint venture between EarthLink and Korea's SK Telecom, reports that its youth-oriented cell phone service will reach 100,000 subscribers in early Q2 and that it is now generating monthly revenue at a rate exceeding $100 million per year, with  ARPU of over $100 per month, substantially above the industry average..

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Over 84 million American Mobile Subscribers Can be Reached by Mobile Marketing

With an estimated 207 million mobile phone subscribers in the U.S., text message continues to be the most widely used mobile application and is potentially the most powerful tool in mobile marketing. Mark Beccue sizes up the market for mobile marketing in terms of the actual number of consumers you can reach with various mobile data applications. 

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Global Mobile Content and Services Market to Hit $150 billion by 2011 

Led by mobile web, the mobile content and services market will continue to grow dramatically as services and applications reach maturity and new services begin to gain traction, according to Informa Telecoms & Media's "Mobile Content and Services" report. 

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Vodafone Crosses 200M Subscriber Mark; China Mobile Still the No.1

UK mobile phone giant Vodafone Group reported that it had crossed the 200 million subscriber mark in January. The firm added a net 8.7 million new customers in its fiscal third quarter to December 31, taking its total to 198.6 million at the end of 2006. 

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Global Mobile Connections to Surpass 3 billion in 2007: Wireless Intelligence

The number of cellular connections worldwide will reach three billion by the end of 2007, having passed through 2.5 billion during September 2006, adding half billion connection in about 12 months, according to research firm Wireless Intelligence, reports Digitimes.

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Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments Surpass One Billion Unit Mark in 2006: IDC

Led by strong demand in emerging markets including India and China, worldwide mobile phone market reached a new milestone as vendors shipped a total of 1.019 billion units in 2006, a 22.5% increase from 832.8 million units they shipped in 2005, according to IDC. 

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