Mobile phone sales to reach 730 mln units in 2005

Gartner estimates global handset sales for 2005 will reach 730 mln units. In 2004, Nokia was the market leader shipping 207.2m units, a 30.7% market share. Motorola was #2 with 15.4%, followed by #3 Samsung with 12.6% market share. Siemens ranked #4, with 7.2% of the market. South American sales almost doubled to 73 mln units.