Mobile phone sales in Q3 2004: Samsung overtakes Motorola in market share

Gartner said Samsung sold 22.98 mln phones to consumers in Q3 2004, giving it a 13.8% market share, compared with sales of 22.39 mln cell phones by Motorola, which was 13.4% of the market. Gartner also said the market share of the world’s biggest handset maker Nokia recovered to 30.9%, from 29.7% in Q2. Fourth-placed Siemens ended at 7.6%, up from 6.9%, despite a recall of its new 65 range of models which pushed the business into a loss in the quarter. LG climbed to a 6.7% market share, up from 6% in Q2, while Sony Ericsson slipped slightly to 6.4% in Q3 from 6.6%.