Mobile Phone Sales Continue Double-Digit Growth

January 2006
Business Communications Review;Jan2006, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on the growth in worldwide sales of cellular phones. Market researchers have predicted that the final 2005 sales figure would be 810 million units. Nokia Corp. continued to hold the market share lead as of the third quarter of 2005, although Motorola Inc. saw the biggest market share growth. Samsung lost market share and took third place in the third quarter of 2005. Western Europe sales almost approached 40 million units, with German and Italian operators enjoying an especially strong quarter. The Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa market almost equaled Western Europe in overall size and grew 40 percent year-over-year. Russia, Great Britain, Poland, South Africa and Turkey have been the strongest markets. In the Asia/Pacific region India and China led the way.


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