Samsung outstripping Nokia

Mobile phones

Samsung is apparently the “clear market leader” in terms of the number of its handsets that come with an integrated camera and MMS capabilities, according to EMC’s latest edition of World Cellular Handset Tracker.

Research based on 17 handset markets (including the UK, Korea, China, Japan, France, Germany and the USA) reveals that Samsung currently has over 60 camera phones on sale. This compared to a paltry 18 handsets from the once-mighty Nokia.

In the second quarter of 2004, Samsung launched 9 camera and MMS-enabled phones, compared to four from Motorola and three each from Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

Nokia may still be the market leader, with a global market share of 29.2 percent, but this is down from 34.9 percent and there’s no doubt that the company is beginning to slip. No longer the company that has all the nicest, most up-to-date handsets, Nokia’s is facing stiff competition from the likes of Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Siemens – as well as Samsung.


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