Australian handheld market OS shares: Symbian - 44.2%, Microsoft - 36.1%, Palm - 10.6%

Australian smart handheld market grew strongly in Q4 2004, according to IDC. Converged devices accounted for 68.

Australian smart handheld market grew strongly in Q4 2004, according to IDC. Converged devices accounted for 68.6% of the smart handheld market, achieving 42.7% growth from Q3 2004, while the pen-based device market grew 28.8%. Symbian continued to be the most popular OS with 44.2% of the market. This was followed by Microsoft with 36.1% and Palm with 10.6%. The top five vendors were Nokia with 30.7%, HP with 17.4%, PalmOne 10.6%, O2 with 8.9%, and Motorola with 8.5%.