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Nokia is number one

Nokia is number one

Nokia's had a busy week. Yesterday, the company announced that Frank Nuovo, its design chief of 16 years, is resigning. Nokia's always been on the forefront of radical cell phone design (such as the Nokia 7380), so it will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

Two days earlier, Gartner reported that Nokia was the top worldwide cell phone vendor in 2005. Of the 816.6 million handsets sold last year, Nokia had a market share of 32.5 percent. That's pretty significant, considering not only the amount of competition that the Finnish company faces but also the overwhelming success of the Motorola Razr V3. Motorola followed with 17 percent, Samsung had a 12.7 percent share, LG claimed 6.7 percent of all the phones sold, Sony Ericsson had 6.3 percent, and Siemens followed with 3.5 percent.