Worldwide mobile phone sales for 2003

The mobile terminal industry exceeded expectations in the third quarter of 2003, as worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 132.8 million units, a 22% increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. “The mobile terminals market is exhibiting extraordinarily strong growth in 2003, and we believe it could reach half a billion units this year,” said Ben Wood, principal analyst with the mobile communications group for Gartner in Europe.

Worldwide Mobile Terminal Sales to End Users Estimates for 3Q03
(Thousands of Units)

                                               3Q03             3Q02
Company                               3Q03    Market   3Q02    Market
                                      Sales    Share   Sales    Share
                                                (%)              (%)
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Nokia                                45,380.8   34.2  38 575.9   35.5
Motorola                             19,484.3   14.7  17 170.1   15.8
Samsung                              14,837.4   11.2  11 439.8   10.5
Siemens                              12,110.4    9.1   8 081.7    7.4
LG                                    7,081.9    5.3   4 030.7    3.7
Sony Ericsson                         7,065.1    5.3   5 100.5    4.7
Others                               26,883.8   20.2  24 357.6   22.4
Total Market                        132,843.7  100.0 108 756.4  100.0
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Source: Gartner Dataquest (December 2003)

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