Metric: Nokia claims top spot in WCDMA phone market

According to the latest figures from Strategy Analytics, vendors shipped a total of 9 million WCDMA (3G) phones during the second quarter of 2005. Nokia emerged as the 3G handset leader, accounting for 17 percent of the market. While Nokia's 17 percent 3G market share is half of its normal handset share, it is the lead position. Many analysts expected Asian handset vendors to top the WCDMA market, but Nokia has emerged on top yet again. Meanwhile, Nokia rival Motorola continues to do well in the 2.5G market but has failed to do as well in the market for WCDMA phones. WCDMA phone sales accounted for 5 percent of the global handset market in second quarter this year.

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