The Gartner Group published a report on soaring mobile phone sales on a global level. In 2002 a total of 423 million handsets were sold, up 6% from 400 million units in 2001. Growth has been driven by consumers who replace their old handsets with new ones with new features. Finnish mobile phone producer Nokia is still market leader with 36.8% of the sales compared to 36.9% a year before. At second place is US-based Motorola with 15.6% and number three is Korean Samsung with 9.8%.

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