The global market for mobile phones exploded in the first quarter of 2004, with sales up by an annual 40 percent to 153 million units according to a recent study." (Frederic J. Brown/AFP)
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Study of exploding mobile phone market
PARIS (AFP) - The global market for mobile telephones exploded in the first quarter of 2004, with sales up by an annual 40 percent to 153 million units according to a study published by Strategy Analytics. The quarter was nonetheless marked by the collapse of sales by the world's biggest mobile telephone maker, Nokia of Finland.
Nokia's market share fell to 29.2 percent in the first three months of the year with sales of 44.7 million phones, from 34.8 percent for the full year 2003, the research group said, confirming trends seen as leading companies released quarterly results. "While Nokia will likely leverage its cost advantages to reduce prices and recover share in the second quarter and for the remainder of 2004, this is only a short-term solution," said analyst Neil Mawston.
Nokia's loss was its rivals' gain, as US maker Motorola garnered 16.5 percent of the market with 25.3 million handsets sold in the quarter, compared with 14.5 percent in 2003. The Korean manufacturer Samsung confirmed its third-place position with 13.1 percent of the market, against 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2003 and 10.8 percent for the entire year.
"Motorola's strong 51 percent (annual) growth can be attributed to a strong performance in the Americas in iDEN and a recovering share position in Western Europe," Mawston wrote in reference to a popular Motorola line. The iDEN phones can also be used as two-way radios, but with no need to be within a certain range since they use cellular telephone networks.
The German telecoms company Siemens was fourth with 8.4 percent of the market in the first quarter, the same rate as for all of 2003. Korean maker LG and Japanese-Swedish SonyEricsson battled for fifth and sixth place with a 5.7 percent market share.
In general, "the global handset market experiended strong first quarter growth due to continuing strong device replacement/upgrade dynamics in the North American, Western European and Korean markets," the study noted. Subscriber growth in Asia, the Pacific, Central and Latin American and Eastern Europe also contributed to the surge.
"Strategy Analytics expects sales growth to continue globally through 2004 at expected levels, and at this time maintains its original guidance of 586 million units," the group said.
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