167 mln mobile phones sold in Q3 2004

Gartner published the estimates for mobile phone sales in Q3 2004. Samsung overtook Motorola in market share and for the first time took 2nd place in the list of global vendors. Nokia, Motorola and Siemens lost market share when comparing the Q3 2004 sales to Q3 2003 sales, while Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson gained market share.

Worldwide Mobile Terminal Sales to End-Users Estimates for Q3 2004 (Thousands of Units)

                                    Q3 2004                   3Q03
Company                             Market                Market
                                    Share                  Share
                       Q3 2004 Sales    (%)     3Q03 Sales     (%)
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Nokia                   51,694.9    30.9      45,380.8      34.2
Samsung                 22,981.2    13.8      14,837.4      11.2
Motorola                22,393.0    13.4      19,484.3      14.7
Siemens                 12,758.2     7.6      12,110.4       9.1
LG                      11,141.8     6.7       7,081.9       5.3
Sony Ericsson           10,683.2     6.4       7,065.1       5.3
Others                  35,417.4    21.2      26,883.8      20.2
Total                  167,069.7   100.0     132,843.7     100.0
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