The Gartner Group expects to sell more than 730 million mobile phones in 2005. However, the consultant says that getting a good performance will not be easy and that this year brings manufacturers the challenge of being able to maintain sales levels in the replacement market and supply terminals below 50 dollars in emerging markets.
Last year, the number of terminals sold was 674 million, representing an improvement of 30 percent compared to sales recorded in 2003. The biggest contribution to sales growth came from Latin American markets, which, especially in the last quarter of the year , reached very strong sales levels with the addition of over 19 million subscribers, of which 7 million in Brazil.
By manufacturers, Nokia ended the year with a 30.7 percent share. The second place in sales worldwide remains with Motorola, which has a 15.4 percent share, followed by Samsung with 12.6 percent. Siemens ended the year with a 7.2 percent share and LG, ranked fifth with a 6.3 percent share.
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