Sharp increased it’s position as the top supplier of mobile phones in Japan in 2007 for the second straight year, according to a Jiji article press quoting market research company IDC Japan. In the October-December period, Sharp held on the top spot for the seventh consecutive quarter. The company took a 25.1 pct share of domestic mobile phone shipments, up from 18.6 pct in the previous year, thanks to the popularity of its Aquos branded models. Total shipments, across all handset makers, was up year-on-year 4.4 pct to 51.52 million units.
Panasonic Mobile, a unit of Matsushita, maintained second place with a 13.2 pct share, up from 12.4 pct, thanks to strong sales of its Viera series while Fujitsu moved up to third from sixth, followed by Toshiba and NEC. Via: JCN Newswire.