Market analysis and strategy firm VisionMobile has published an infographic called “A Decade of Handsets” where it’s tracking the Top 5 handset manufacturers in the past ten years, from 2001 to 2010.
The only name that remains unchanged — and unchallenged — is Nokia. The Finnish company has settled on the top spot in 2001 and remained in the leading position comfortably up to 2010, selling around 3,080,000,000 handsets (you name the number) in total. That’s more than the total amount of handsets sold by second, third and fourth places summed up!
Motorola got dethroned by Samsung in 2007 who took the second place and the two companies are on spot number two (Samsung with its 1,300,000,000 handsets sold) and three (Motorola with 1,000,000,000). Fourth place goes to LG with sales of around 635,000,000 handsets, making it the second Korean manufacturer in the Top 5. Sony Ericsson and its 540,000,000 units sold throughout the period come in fifth.
RIM and Apple enter the Top 5 in 2010 — in the detriment of Motorola and Sony Ericsson — with approximately equal number of units sold (more than 50 million). We can’t wait to see the numbers in one year from now. Check out the complete infographic by following the source link below!
Note: The infographic refers to mobile devices in general, smartphones and feature phones, summed up.