Who are the world's Tier 2 handset makers?

Around earnings time, the market is awash in reports of the top five handset makers worldwide: Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. But what about the Tier 2 players, like Huawei, Kyocera and ZTE? Will they remain stagnant in their market positions, or are they poised to climb in the rankings? ABI analyst Kevin Burden counts down the market's Tier 2 handset makers according to market share. In a FierceWireless slideshow, Burden outlines the players, starting at No. 11 and counting up to No. 6, and discusses their strategies. Slideshow

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