Feeds

Mobile phone sales fall

GPRS wanted

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Worldwide mobile phone shipments declined ten per cent year on year for the third quarter. A total of 94.4 million units were shipped for the quarter, down from Q3 2000's 104 million.

Gartner Dataquest says the industry has been buffeted by continued delays in GPRS (General Packet Radio Service - an interim technology on the road to 3G, referred to as 2.5G), as well as the global economic downturn.

Nokia, flogging a slightly older portfolio of phones (although not quite old enough to make Carphone Warehouse's TV ads), showed a drop in shipments, although its share increased nearly three per cent.

Motorola eagerly snapped up any slack, inching its market share up to nearly 16 per cent. Samsung also performed well, pushing past Siemens for fourth place and helped by its TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM launches across the Americas.

Ericsson is positioned well for the future, bringing out good new handsets and launching a Sony/Ericsson mobile communications JV this quarter, according to Gartner.

The Western European market, which accounted for a third of annual mobile sales in 1999 and 2000, showed an unexpected decline, contrary to all past trends, although the release does not give figures. ®


Worldwide mobile terminal shipment estimates for 3Q01 (in thousands)
Company 3Q01 shipments 3Q01 market share (%) 3Q00 shipments 3Q00 market share (%)
Nokia 31,552 33.4 32,058 30.6
Motorola 14,770 15.7 13,903 13.3
Ericsson 7,532 8.0 10,100 9.7
Samsung 7,108 7.5 4,506 4.3
Siemens 6,769 7.2 8,966 8.6
Others 26,633 28.2 35,070 33.5
Total Market 94,364 100.0 104,603 100.0

Related Stories

West LB 'cans bid' for BT phone network
SMS pumps up Vodafone sales
Trium Eclipse: fab colour, power guzzler
Pogo: better than WAP or just as cwap?

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
DEATH by COMMENTS: WordPress XSS vuln is BIGGEST for YEARS
Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.