Worldwide mobile phone sales for 2003

The mobile terminal industry exceeded expectations in the third quarter of 2003, as worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 132.8 million units, a 22% increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc.

The mobile terminal industry exceeded expectations in the third quarter of 2003, as worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 132.8 million units, a 22% increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. "The mobile terminals market is exhibiting extraordinarily strong growth in 2003, and we believe it could reach half a billion units this year," said Ben Wood, principal analyst with the mobile communications group for Gartner in Europe.

Worldwide Mobile Terminal Sales to End Users Estimates for 3Q03
(Thousands of Units)


3Q03 3Q02 Company 3Q03 Market 3Q02 Market Sales Share Sales Share (%) (%) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Nokia 45,380.8 34.2 38 575.9 35.5 Motorola 19,484.3 14.7 17 170.1 15.8 Samsung 14,837.4 11.2 11 439.8 10.5 Siemens 12,110.4 9.1 8 081.7 7.4 LG 7,081.9 5.3 4 030.7 3.7 Sony Ericsson 7,065.1 5.3 5 100.5 4.7 Others 26,883.8 20.2 24 357.6 22.4 Total Market 132,843.7 100.0 108 756.4 100.0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: Gartner Dataquest (December 2003)