While the news may be bleak for Motorola’s mobile phone business, there may be at least one bright spot. Motorola managed to hang on to its number one ranking in Q2 in the U.S. with a 26 percent share of the country’s mobile handset market, according to Strategy Analytics. But there is bad news here too: Despite its ranking, Motorola saw its market share drop nearly 10 percent compared to the same quarter last year.
Motorola is followed by LG Electronics, Samsung, RIM (up from 4.8 to 10.6 percent and described as the real winner) and Nokia, all of which saw their market share rise.
Overall, the U.S. market recorded a 5.3 percent growth over the same quarter a year ago with sales reaching nearly 42 million units.