According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile handset shipments grew a healthy 15 percent year-over-year, to reach 297 million units in Q2 2008. Motorola surprised and held off LG to maintain the third spot in our global vendor rankings.
Bonny Joy, Analyst at Strategy Analytics said, “Global handset shipments rose 15 percent annually, to 297 million units during Q2 2008. Despite much economic gloom, handset sales remain robust in emerging markets and the worldwide growth rate is, in fact, higher than it was at any time during 2007.”
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.
Source: Strategy Analytics
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sir Gill Bates” for the heads up.]
“1% market share is 10 million phones… Exactly what we’re trying to do, 1% market share in 2008, 10 million units and we’ll go from there.” – Apple CEO Steve Jobs during Macworld Expo 2007 Keynote Address, January 9, 2007