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View Full Version : Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments Rose 30% In 2004


Mike Temporale
01-28-2005, 04:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=pr2005_01_27_112549' target='_blank'>http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=pr2005_01_27_112549</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Following two consecutive quarters of steady growth, the worldwide mobile phone market jumped during the fourth quarter to its highest level ever. According to IDCís Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide mobile phone shipments totaled 194.3 million units in 4Q04, growing 18.1% sequentially and 24% year over year. For the full year 2004, worldwide mobile phone shipments increased 29.3% over 2003. The fourth quarter marked Nokia's second consecutive quarter with market share above 30%. The Finnish company strengthened its product line-up with devices aimed at entry level, business, and fashion conscious users. As a result of its efforts, Nokia firmly maintained its spot as top vendor in the industry. The companies in the next four spots saw increased activity as well. Motorola reached record level shipments, claimed 16.4% of the market, and distanced itself from Samsung by more than ten million units. Third place Samsung, after spending most of 2004 steadily closing the gap against Motorola, saw its shipments decrease to levels it had not seen since the start of 2004, but managed to retain 10.9% of the market."</i><br /><br />Motorola is doing something right because you don't get to be the second largest handset manufacturer by selling poorly tested devices, or do you? :wink: