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Handset shipments topped 287M in Q2
|07 августа 2008|
Strategy Analytics says that global mobile handset shipments grew 15 percent year-over-year to reach 297 million in second quarter 2008.
Analyst Bonny Joy says that despite the economic gloom, handset sales remain robust in emerging markets. In addition, the research firm found that Apple's global handset shipments fell in the second quarter to 0.7 million from 1.7 million units in first quarter.
Motorola exceeded expectations and held off LG to maintain the third spot in our global vendor rankings during the second quarter of 2008. Motorola's decline in shipments, at minus 21 percent annually, was its slowest rate since Q1 2007. These represent tentative signs of recovery, therefore if Motorola can slash costs and refresh its handset portfolio over the coming months, then a return to profitability in 2009 is possible.
Other findings from Strategy Analytics' Q2 2008 Global Handset Market Share Update report include:
Apple's global handset shipments fell sharply, from 1.7 million units in Q1 2008 to 0.7 million in Q2 2008. Apple's worldwide marketshare stood at a tiny 0.2% in Q2 2008. We forecast Apple to rebound to 1.1% share in Q3 2008 as shipments spike from the new, cheaper iPhone 2.0;
Total annual growth for the worldwide mobile handset market reached 15% in the second quarter of 2008. Contrary to popular perception, and despite much economic gloom, the global handset market is growing faster than at any time during 2007.