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Update on wireless phone sales

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According to a recent study by Dataquest, wireless phone sales grew 65 percent in 1999. Among , maintained its lead, while showed the greatest momentum.

Company

1999 unit sales
(in thousands)
1999
(%)
1998 unit sales
(in thousands)
1998 market share
(%)
Growth
(%)
Nokia76,335.026.938,621.922.597.16
Motorola47,817.716.933,379.219.543.3
Ericsson29,785.110.525,906.415.114.8
Samsung17,686.86.24,686.52.7277.4
Panasonic15,580.65.514,463.48.47.7
Others96,376.234.054,535.731.876.7
Total market283,581.4100.0171,593.7100.065.3

Source: Dataquest

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