Top Handset Makers Taking Back Market Share
After losing a bit of market share earlier this year to plenty of new players, the top handset makers roared back in the third quarter. Nokia still lost a little bit of market share, but they have so much, they can spare a few percentage points here or there. The big winner appears to have been Motorola – though, no specific explanation is given for the huge change in fortunes (last quarter they lost market share, this quarter they shot up). Samsung continued to do well, mainly by focusing on the high end. Overall, it looks like the handset market is (once again) pretty healthy, despite all those worries a few years back that the market had matured.