Top 10 Mobile Phone Manufacturers: What’s Hot and What’s Not?
Today, mobile phones have become a vital part of everyone’s lives. With the rapid change in time and technology, the use of mobile phones became global. Everywhere we go, in bus stands or in shopping malls, we see people texting or calling. People use it not only to connect with others but also to share data, to email, to browse the web and to experience rich multimedia in their hands.
In the previous years, many companies took part in manufacturing mobile products and applications. But the 10 finest companies of this year are as follows:
5. Research In Motion (RIM)
6. Sony Ericsson
Nokia is one of the world’s best mobile manufacturers. The company covers mobile phones ranging from lower to higher prices.
Nokia has all the products to fulfill the needs of every person, from normal to business users, music lovers and others. Most Nokia phones are better known for its reliability and stability.
This year, Nokia sold 400+ million handsets worldwide and that puts them at the top spot. The estimated share of Nokia in the mobile device market worldwide is 28%. This simply shows how innovative and how progressive Nokia is.
Samsung is a Korean company that turned to be one of the best companies when it comes manufacturing stylish mobile phones. It has a wide variety of products that caters to consumers of all ages. Samsung is considered as the strongest competitor of Nokia. Compared to Nokia, Samsung mobile phones are quite pricey but are packed with complete and better innovations. Samsung stands in the 2nd place with 280+ million handsets sold and with an overall market share of around 17%.
The consumer product company, LG, also manufactures mobile phones. Its mobile phones are cheap but it’s filled with lots of features. It lacks stability and reliability though. LG Mobile caters to the low-end users who prefer low and affordable prices for mobile handsets.
Apple showed a remarkable growth for the past 4 years due to the success of iPhone in the mobile market.
The company developed a complete interactive handset by introducing the multi-touch display feature. With the launch of iPad, Apple takes the tablet market by a storm.
Apple came 4th this year with a total sale of 55+ million handsets and with an overall market share of 3.2%.
Research In Motion is the company that designs and manufactures the BlackBerry products. Their mobile phones are filled with useful tools designed for business class users. Because of this, their handsets are sold in a very limited quantity.
This year, RIM sold 45+ million handsets with an overall market share of 2.8% thus making the 5th spot.
Sony Ericsson hit the mobile market by a storm through the music and picture quality of their mobile phones. Its products give every user a very rich multimedia experience. But compared to the other top five vendors, Sony Ericsson’s products lack stability and reliability.
Motorola has a history of introducing sleek and stylish products in the market. Its products are mainly developed to target the youngsters from age 10 up to 20 years old. This company also shows good progression by developing new products and technology. Motorola products are also known for its reliability and stability.
Motorola attained the 7th spot with 36+ million handsets sold and with an overall market share of 2.01%.
HTC is known for its Pocket PC and handheld products. It is the only company that has more touch screen products than Mac.
This year, HTC sold about 26+ million handsets and attained the 8th spot with an overall market share of 1.6%.
Huawei is the only Chinese company that competes against the top international brands in the field of mobile phones. Because of its cheaper price and innovative technology, Huawei becomes a top contender against these mobile phone manufacturing giants.
Huawei sold 22+ million handsets this year with an overall market share of 1.3% and was ranked at 9th place.
This is the group of all the mobile manufacturing companies that sold 150+ million handsets and has an overall market share of around 33%.