Feeds

Nokia and co 'to ship 625m handsets' this year

Slow but steady growth

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Website security in corporate America

Mobile phone makers will ship 625m handsets this year, 20 per cent more than they did in 2003, market watcher iSuppli has said after upping its quarterly shipments forecast.

The researcher calculates that some 155m handsets shipped in Q2, up just 1.6 per cent on Q1 2004, but a big 35.4 per cent on Q2 2003, which say phone shipments total 114.5m units.

The sequential growth may be been slim, but the "robust" level of shipments has led iSuppli to revise its figures for Q3 and Q4 upwards to 156m and 161.5m units, respectively. Those numbers represent sequential growth of 0.7 per cent and 3.5 per cent, respectively.

Around 73 per cent of the 625m handsets that will ship this year will be sold as upgrades to buyers' current phones. That proportion will rise to 90 per cent by 2008, the researcher said.

Cameras and colour displays are leading the demand - 20 per cent of handsets now shipping come feature a built-in camera - but 3G connections are helping too, with shipments rising in Q2 and Qualcomm's WCDMA royalty revenues up during Q2, too. iSuppli said it reckons WCDMA handset shipments will be up 300 per cent this year over 2003. Alas, it didn't say what proportion of those 625m handsets they will account for.

Nokia commanded 29.3 per cent of the mobile phone market in Q2, iSuppli said, after shipping 45.4m handsets. Motorola was second (15.3 per cent), closely followed by Samsung (14.6 per cent). ®

Related stories

PalmOne extends world PDA lead
Europe: we will buy your PDAs
HP extends PDA lead
Global mobile phone sales soar
Chip biz IPO pushes Motorola into the red
Nokia warning send shares falling
Sony Ericsson carries on making money
PDA, smartphone sales rocket in Europe

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills
BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
ISPs' post-net-neutrality world is built on 'bribes' says Tim Berners-Lee
Father of the worldwide web is extremely peeved over pay-per-packet-type plans
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Turnbull: NBN won't turn your town into Silicon Valley
'People have been brainwashed to believe that their world will be changed forever if they get FTTP'
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars
Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.