Nokia still top dog in mobile handset market

2 Aug 2005

Latest research from IDC says that Nokia maintained its lead in the world mobile phone market at the end of the second quarter, thanks in part to a rise in the number of shipments of entry-level terminals. According to IDC, global handset shipments reached 188.7 million in the three-month period, up 7.3% quarter-on-quarter and 6.3% on the same period of 2004. Nokia accounted for 60.8 million units, or 32.2% of all shipments, way ahead of Motorola in second place which could only muster 33.9 million units (18%). South Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG Electronics claimed third and fourth spot with 24.4 million units (12.9%) and 12.1 million units (6.4%) respectively. UK-based Sony Ericsson was fifth with 11.8 million units, a market share of 6.3%.