Shipping 650 million handsets in 2004

Gartner reports:
“Booming demand in the third quarter, a 26 percent increase from the third quarter of 2003 – a total 167 million phones ended up in the hands of consumers – meant the $100 billion-a-year handset industry was now surely on track to ship 650 million cell phones in 2004. Samsung overtook Motorola as the world’s second-biggest mobile phone maker in the third quarter as the market continued to boom, a survey showed on Wednesday.”

Company Sales
(in thousands)
Market share Difference
Q3 2003
Nokia 
51,694.9
30.9%
-3.3%
Samsung 
22,981.2
13.8%
2.6%
Motorola 
22,393.0
13.4%
-1.3%
Siemens 
12,758.2
7.6%
-1.5%
LG 
11,141.8
6.7%
1.4%
Sony Ericsson 
10,683.2
6.4%
1.1%
Others 
35,417.4
21.2%
1.0%

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