|Worldwide Handset Sales to End User (Estimates for 2Q '02) |
(Thousands of Units)
|Company||2Q '02 Sales||2Q '02 Market Share (%)||2Q '01 Sales||2Q '01 Market Share (%)||Growth (%)|
|*Note: Ericsson sales only in 2Q01. Sony 2Q1 sales included in Others. Note: This table does not include iDEN sales to end users. Source: Gartner Dataquest (August 2002)|
No. 2 handset contender Motorola saw sales gains of about 1%, to 15.5 million units, from 15.3 million units in the same period last year. Market share for the U.S.-based company remained flat year-over-year, at 15.7%. On a sequential basis, it saw a sales gain from the first quarter of 6%. In yet another surprising quarter, No. 3 Samsung's handset sales growth blew past every competitor on the chart, logging a 46.4% growth to 9.3 million units, from 6.4 million in the same period last year, giving it a 9.5% share. On a sequential basis, however, the company's market share actually slid from its first quarter share of 9.6%. "Samsung is clearly in Nokia's and Motorola's rearview mirrors," said Gartner Dataquest's U.S. senior analyst Bryan Prohm in a statement. SonyEricsson, a joint venture formed after Ericsson ( ERICY) spun off its handset assets, trailed the competition by losing market share in the second quarter. Its share fell to 5.4% from 7.7%, on sales of 5.3 million units, compared to 7.5 million units in the same period last year, a 29.3% drop.