245 mln mobile phones shipped in Q3 2006

Global mobile device market topped 245 mln mobile devices shipped in Q3 2006 and the global mobile devices marketplace is on target to reach one bln devices by the year-end 2006. Nokia (36%), Motorola (23.3%), Samsung (12.5%), Sony Ericsson (8.1%), and LG (6.7%) all increased market share at the expense of the smaller handset vendors. The global weighted ASP dropped a steep -7.8% in Q3 2006 compared to a 1.6% rise in Q2 2006, ABI Research reports.