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Nokia is number one

Nokia is number one

The Finns have done it again. Nokia remained at the top of the cell phone pack in the second quarter of this year by shipping the most cell phones out of any mobile manufacturer during this period. Nokia sold 60.8 million handsets from April to July, which accounts for 32.2 percent of the global market. Motorola was second in sales followed by Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson. Although Nokia has recently been outshone by flashy models from some of its competitors, the company attributes its strong showing to high sales of entry-level handsets. That's not surprising, really. Nokia has always done a good job of churning out simple, quality cell phones for beginner users. In fact, sometimes I think it has a big cookie cutter in its factory. That said, the company is increasingly focusing on rolling out glitzy, high-end models such as the N90. This week, Nokia also announced that former CFO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is succeeding longtime CEO Jorma Ollila, who is stepping down from his post.