Samsung trumps Motorola for 2nd spot in mobile phone market
A recent report from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker places Samsung as the number 2 mobile phone manufacturer in Q2 of 2007. There are a total of about 272.7 million units worldwide for the said quarter with Samsung shipping 37.4 million units, beating Motorola which slipped down number 3 at 35.5 million.
Nokia on the other hand is still king of the mobile market, shipping 100.8 million units during the second quarter. That’s more than what Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson (24.9 million) combined. LG Electronics places 5th in the roll with 19.1 million units. Motorola is slowly losing the battle with almost 31% drop in sales compared to the same quarter in 2006. Nokia, despite it’s dominance, hasn’t taken a good foothold in North America where Motorola’s RAZR have been selling like hotcakes in the past couple of years.
Motorola hasn’t really been innovating lately. Since the RAZR, there hasn’t been any hot unit from the company.
My latest handset, the smartphone Samsung SGH i600, is my first non-Nokia unit since 1997. Been a Nokia fan myself for a decade. I never thought I’d be leaving Nokia for another brand but I did.