LG Touchscreen Phones Prove Popular
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LG Electronics, has over taken Samsung to snare the #2 spot in the US mobile phone market. The gains have come due to the popularity of new touchscreen technology.

LG Electronics, has over taken Samsung to snare the #2 spot in the US mobile phone market. The gains have come due to the popularity of new touchscreen technology.

Earlier this week LG Electronics announced record earnings and now account for 21 per cent of the phones sold in the US last quarter, regaining the number two ranking which it lost to Samsung two years ago. Motorola, the struggling US mobile phone maker, widened its share of unit sales to 25.8 per cent, while Samsung’s share fell to 18.6 per cent.

Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry, took the number four spot in the US, lifting its market share to more than 10 per cent for the first time. The company garnered 10.6 per cent of units shipped, helped by demand for its Pearl and Curve multimedia devices.

Nokia, the global market leader with more than 41 per cent of unit sales worldwide, ranked fifth. It almost doubled its US market share to 9.5 per cent. Apple’s share of US unit sales fell to 1 per cent from 2.7 per cent in the previous quarter after it phased out the original iPhone ahead of the launch in July of the 3G iPhone.