Home » Uncategorized » High-end phones are very popular
Image_41727_largeimagefile.jpg

High-end phones are very popular

The results are in – people love fancy phones. Overall phone shipments were up 17% in 2005 over 2004 levels. High-end phones, such as those with 3G capabilities and music or video players did much better over all. 55 million of the devices were sold in 2005, which was a 165% increase for the year. The high-end phones are profitable for the makers because of their high process, but they still make up a fairly small part of the overall market. More than 825 million phones were sold in 2005, high-end phones were less than 7% of all phones sold.

Of the 825 million phones sold, Nokia made 32% of them, or 265 million. They were followed by Motorola with 146 million, and then Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson. The order is the same as last year, though Sony Ericsson closed the gap on LG from 1.6 million to just 100,000. The fastest growing market was Latin America, which saw sales grow 34% to 105 million phones sold.

About T.O. Whenham

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.