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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 vendors, Nokia maintained its lead, while Samsung showed the greatest momentum.

Company

1999 unit sales

(in thousands)
1999 market share

(%)
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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