Phones: Nokia, Samsung make big Q2 share gains; Motorola falls

Nearly two of every five cell phones shipped worldwide this spring were Nokias (NOK), a testimony to the strength of the number-one player. Meanwhile, Motorola (MOT) shipments slipped by nearly a third, and smaller competitors took advantage of its weakness.



iSuppli Table: Top-5 Mobile-Handset Ranking in the First Quarter of 2007 (Ranking by Unit Shipments in Thousands)   


Q1 ’07 RankQ2 ’07 RankCompanyQ1 ’07 UnitsQ1 ’07 Market ShareQ2 ’07 UnitsQ2 ’07 Market ShareQ-Q GrowthY-Y Growth








44Sony Ericsson21,8008.6%24,9009.4%14.2%58.6%


55LG Electronics15,8006.2%19,1007.2%20.9%24.8%








Source: iSuppli Corp. August 2007       

In the unit and market share table below, note both the quarterly and annual numbers. Sony Ericsson (SNE) showed particularly impressive annual growth, while South Korean players LG and Samsung showed the strongest quarterly market share growth in mobile phones.

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