How do the world's Tier 2 handset makers stack up?

Every quarter, much attention is paid to the handset shipments from the top 5 handset makers--Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. But what about the next five largest handset makers--companies such as ZTE and Kyocera? ABI Research tracks them all, and has provided data on how they fared in the third quarter. ABI's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 10 largest branded cell phone makers in the third quarter of 2009, and provides sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market. Slideshow