1Q07 Mobile phone sales

Publié le par Jean Arnal


First researches on 1Q07 handset sales start to be published. Strategics Analytics found that 252m units were shipped in 1Q07, up 12% only. This was the first quarter in two years that growth has been below 20%. This is apparently due to excess inventory sold off in the quarter. Nokia shipped 91m units (+21%) and 36% market share; Motorola 45.4m units (-1.5%) and back 18% market share; Samsung 34.8m units (+20%) and 13.8% market share; Sony Ericsson 21.8m (+64%) and 8.8% market share, LG 15.8m units (-7%) and 6.3% market share. Numbers are eloquent: Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson are going forwards in volume and market share, while Motorola, and LG are going backwards. IDC researches are not very different. Nokia reported a decline in ASP of almost 14% in emerging markets.

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