Mobile phone sales touch new height
The third quarter of the current year saw the mobile market grow even further as the sales of mobile phones increased by around 22%. As per studies conducted by the research group Gartner, Nokia has expanded its worldwide market share lead. This increase of 22% in mobile phone sales is the largest for any quarter since Gartner started keeping such statistics in 2001.
Gartner’s principal analyst for mobile terminals research Carolina Milanesi said in a statement: â€œYear on year sales grew in all regions as replacement sales in mature markets such as Western Europe and North America continued to drive growth while users in emerging markets joined mobile networks and acquired their first mobile deviceâ€.
World’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia has increased its market share to an impressive 32.6 percent in the quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. However, Motorola has been the one, which has impressed the most. Powered by the good performance of their Moto Razr mobile phone, the company increased its market share from 13.5 percent to 18.7 percent.
Samsung however disappointed with a minor slid in its market share from 13.7 percent to 12.5 percent. The report also said that both Nokia and Motorola are benefiting from their efforts to expand their sales in the new emerging markets like Asia.