Samsung leapfrogs Motorola to become number two handset maker

1 Dec 2004

South Korean handset manufacturer Samsung today announced that it is has become the world’s second largest handset vendor in terms of unit sales. The company quoted from a report by Dataquest which shows that it has overtaken US-based Motorola in worldwide sales rankings, with 22.98 million units sold in the third quarter of 2004, compared to Motorola’s 22.39 million. The figures represent a world market share for Samsung of 13.8%. The report also show that German mobile phone maker Siemens was ranked fourth with 12.76 million handsets shipped in Q3. Industry leader Nokia sold 51.69 million units, a 30.9% share of the world market.

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