Worldwide mobile phone market shares: Nokia – 32%, Motorola – 18.6%, Samsung – 12.9%

IDC published the Q3 2005 data on worldwide mobile phone shipments. All of the top 5 vendors increased their market share between Q3 2004 and Q3 2005. The “long-tail” mobile phone manufacturers lost 14.7% of the market, according to IDC data.

Worldwide mobile phone shipments in Q3 2005

Rank Vendor Q3 2005 Q3 2004 Growth
    Shipments, mln. Share Shipments, mln. Share  %
1 Nokia 66.6 32.0% 51.4 29.4% 29.6%
2 Motorola 38.7 18.6% 23.3 13.3% 66.1%
3 Samsung 26.8 12.9% 22.7 13.0% 18.1%
4 LG Electronics 15.5 7.4% 11.8 6.7% 31.4%
5 Sony Ericsson 13.8 6.6% 10.7 6.1% 29.0%
  Others 46.9 22.5% 55.0 31.4% -14.7%
  Total 208.3 100.0% 174.9 100.0% 19.1%
Source: IDC