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How To Top Categories Computers Home Entertainment Internet Phones Photography Security Tablets ForumsLog In to CNET Join Motorola is once again the No. 2 cell phone maker worldwide, with strong sales of its Razr handsets pushing Samsung back to third place, industry analysts said. Industry watcher Gartner, in a report released Thursday, showed how a single product can swing a company’s fortunes. In this case, it was the ultrathin cell phone, released in July and originally intended for the ultrachic. But, in a pleasant surprise for Motorola, sales really took off in September, when the Razr proved to have a much wider appeal. More than a million of the slim handsets have been sold.
Motorola hopes to get an even bigger boost in the next few weeks with the release of a Razr capable of playing songs distributed by Apple Computer’s popular iTunes service.
As Samsung and Motorola flip flopped position, perennial No. 1 Nokia lost 4 percent of its market share during 2004, according to the report. The Finnish handset maker’s shortage of lower priced phones early in 2004 helped Motorola,
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“Nokia stabilized its market share at the end of 2004, after the challenges of the first two quarters,” Gartner principal analyst Ben Wood said in a statement. “It must regain the initiative in terms of brand and technology leadership in the face of strong competition.”
free cards against humanity, 674 million cell phones were sold worldwide in 2004, a 30 percent increase from the year before. Gartner credited the increase in part to emerging cell phone markets in Latin America. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.
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