Motorola Loses U.S. Mobile Crown

Medford, Cassimir
November 2008
Red Herring;11/7/2008, p5
Trade Publication
The article discusses a report from Strategy Analytics, which showed that Samsung has overtaken Motorola in the U.S. mobile phone market. It also indicated that mobile phone shipments in the U.S. increased by over 6% year to year in the third quarter of 2008 despite a deepening economic downturn. Samsung went from third to first with 22.4% market share in the quarter. Bonny Joy, an analyst with Strategy Analytics, pointed out that Samsung's growing retail presence and an attractive handset portfolio for each of the big four operators made the difference.


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