Mobile phones

Publié le par Jean Arnal

First estimates on the 2007 mobile handset market are surfacing, and they are converging on the following numbers (I took Strategy Analytics figures). The global market reaches 1.12bn (+12%) units sold in 2007 and is expected to grow to 1.24bn (+10%) units in 2008. The first conclusion is that analysts expect slower growth, mainly due to tougher economic environment.

 

Company

4Q07 shipments

2007 shipments

2007 Market share

Nokia

133.5m

437.1m

38.8%

Samsung

46.4m

161.2m

14.3%

Motorola

41m

159m

14.1%

Sony Ericsson

31m

103.4m

9.2%

LG Electronics

23.7

80.5

7.2%

Others

56.7m

184.3m

16.4%

Total

332m

1125m

100%

 

The main question remaining unsolved is the future position of Motorola? Will it be able to solve its problems and regain ground on Samsung or can Sony Ericsson catch up and overtake Motorola in 2008? Both are on very different dynamics. Will be very interesting to see the evolution.

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