January 23, 2009 / 9:24 AM / 10 years ago

FACTBOX-Fourth-quarter 2008 handset sales by vendor

 Jan 23 (Reuters) - The world’s second-largest cellphone maker Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) said on Friday it won a larger share of the handset market in October-December quarter, but at expense of profit which fell sharply. [ID:nLN402792]
 The cellphone market shrank in October-December for the first time in more than six years, and is set to fall further this year. [ID:nLN680069]
 The following is a summary of fourth-quarter sales in millions of units, as reported by the world’s top five handset vendors. Motorola will unveil finalised figures on Feb 3.
  
                         Q4 2008   Q3 08   Q4 07   %change 
                                                   yr-on-yr
 Nokia NOK1V.HE          113.1   117.8   133.5     -15
 Samsung Electronics        52.8    51.8    46.3     +14
 LG Electronics (066570.KS) 25.7    23      23.7      +8
 Sony Ericsson (6758.T)     24.2    25.7    30.8     -21
 Motorola MOT.N           19      25.4    40.9     -54
  Apple (AAPL.O) sold 4.4 million iPhones in the fourth quarter. [ID:nN21498027]. RIM RIM.TO RIMM.O sold 6.7 million Blackberry’s during its September-November quarter.
  
 The following are underlying operating profit margins from the companies’ cellphone operations:
  
                        Q4 2008   Q3 08   Q4 07
 Nokia (NOK.N)             12.1    18.6    22.8
 Samsung (005930.KS)        2.0     7.3    11.4
 Motorola                   n/a     -27     -8 
 Sony Ericsson (ERICb.ST)    -5       0     13 
 LG Electronics             5.2    11.5    8.8 
  (Reporting by Tarmo Virki, editing by Dan Lalor)  

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