The ballots are in for the best selling cell phone (on a global basis), according to Krusell, the Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable gadgets.
The Krusell list is based upon the number of pieces of model-specific mobile and smart phone cases that have been ordered from Krusell during September 2006.
According to the company, this list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.
When you look at the rankings (after the break!) what's interesting, at least globally, is how the mobile phone market has boiled down into what we call in marketing parlance a "three-horse race."
In other words, out of all the companies that have tried their luck in this market (and many are still trying), three (and only three) companies have established themselves as the mobile phone market leaders in the eyes, ears and pocketbooks of the gadget-buying consumer audience.
(We take no demographic for granted here.)
Which three? You will find out in a moment. (Patience ...)
Now, without further ado, let's get to get to the rankings of the top 10 selling cell phones. The envelope please:
- Sony Ericsson K790i/K800i
- Sony Ericsson K750i/D750i/W800i
- Nokia 6230/6230i
- Sony Ericsson W810i
- Motorola RaZr V3/ V3i /V3c
- Nokia N73
- Nokia 5500
- Sony Ericsson P990
- Nokia 6280/6282
- Motorola Krzr K1
Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola (looks like the combination of Sony and Ericsson from two cell phone companies into one is paying off ...)