IDC Says Advanced Features Drove Mobile Phone Shipments In Q2

Posted: Aug 1 2008, 10:17am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:48am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


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According to research firm IDC, global mobile phone shipments in Q2 2008 grew 15.3%. The growth was fueled by competition in high-end devices. IDC says that vendors shipped a total of 206 million phones, which is a 5.6% increase from the 289.7 million shipped in Q1 2008 and a 15.3% gain on the 265.4 million shipped during Q2 2007.

Shipments in emerging markets in the Asia/Pacific area are very robust says IDC and are seeing the most growth. Shipment volumes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa rose modestly. Shipments in America improved by a healthy margin says IDC.

The top 5 mobile phone vendors for Q2 are Nokia with 39.9% of the market, Samsung with 14.9% of the market, Motorola with 9.2% of the market, LG with 9.1%, and Sony Ericsson with 8% of the market. Notable absent from the top 5 is Apple despite the fact that it has the hottest phone on the high-end market in many areas.


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