Report places LG as the number 3 handset manufacturer

Report places LG as the number 3 handset manufacturer
If figures quoted in the South Korean based newspaper JoongAng Daily are correct, LG Electronics made up quite a lot of ground in the handset market last year. The report shows that the Korean manufacturer shipped more than 100 million units in 2008 which allowed them to leap frog over Motorola and Sony Ericsson to move into third place out of a list of the top 5 cellular phone producers in the global market. The same figures show Finnish company Nokia as the leader with 470 million units shipped last year. In second place is Samsung with 200 million phones moved. After LG comes Motorola followed by Sony Ericsson. Those two shipped 99.9 million and 96.6 million units respectively. Depending on whom you talk to, LG is considered the first firm to produce a touchscreen model with the introduction of the LG Prada. Recently the company introduced their first smartphone for the U.S. market with the LG Incite and, as we have reported, rumors persist of a modular phone that will be sold by Verizon Wireless as the VX9600.

source: DigiTimes via PhoneScoop

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7 Comments

1. The Godfather unregistered

LG rules, I sell the dog snot out of them. the incite is terribble though , I am glad Verizon didnt jump on this, we have enough slow WinMo phones that dont respond correctly.

3. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

of course the incite is terrible..its on att and u have verizon... im seriously waiting for u to bash just ONE verizon offered phone... u havent yet. and u need to stop whining about the iphone on all of ur other posts...its sickening already.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha lol. i hate the blitz

5. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Ummmm, tflex. Did you read Godfather's post correctly? He said, "... we have enough slow WinMo phones that don't respond correctly.....". Maybe I'm blind but it looks like that's what he said; and as far as I'm concerned, that's a bash to VZW WinMo phones. And furthermore, why do you even bother posting about the iPhone? Nobody's talking about the iPhone.

7. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

i can post about the iphone whenever i damn well want to.

2. dpchris

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

LG makes good phones. Windows Mobile is the problem. WM 6.1 is outdated, pure and simple. I'm not really sure what Ballmer means by "minor update," but I hope they show off something good next month at Mobile World Congress, because with the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Symbian and WebOS I'll have a lot of choices when my contract expires in August.

6. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

My picks outta this bunch? Android and WebOS.

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