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Handy Lexikon: The most important manufacturers

Topics in the main manufacturers category:



Apple

Asus

Blackberry

Emporia

HTC

LG Electronics

Motorola

Nokia

Research in Motion (RIM)

Sagem

Samsung

Sony Ericsson

If you wanted to make a serious attempt to list all the manufacturers of cell phones that are in circulation, you would quickly reach your limits. The market is too confusing and large. But the number of the most important manufacturers is a lot clearer. We introduce you to the five largest (Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG) as well as a number of other important manufacturers.

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Apple

The special case of a manufacturer who makes headlines around the world with just one cell phone. The Californian computer giant, best known for its Mac computers, launched the long-announced iPhone in the summer of 2007. The name is based on Apple's successful iPod MP3 player. The iPhone has also been available in Germany since November 2007. It is sold exclusively by T-Mobile. The successor iPhone 3G has been on the market since July 2008.

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Asus

The Taiwanese manufacturer is primarily known for computer hardware. The large corporation plays a subordinate role in the cell phone sector. Asus specializes in smartphones.

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Blackberry

Even if many believe that: Blackberry is not a cell phone manufacturer. Rather, the name stands for a range of smartphones from the Canadian manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM). In 1999, RIM launched the first Blackberry cell phone. With Blackberrys, customers can also receive and send e-mails while on the move using a push service. They are therefore used almost exclusively as business cell phones. In 2008, RIM introduced the Pearl 8220, the first Blackberry cell phone that was specifically aimed at private customers.

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Emporia

The company, based in Linz, Austria, has discovered a market niche for itself that should not be underestimated: The company specializes in cell phones for senior citizens, all of which are characterized by ease of use, large buttons and the lack of technical frills. In addition, some devices have their own emergency call button and a flashlight.

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HTC

The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has made it its mission to transfer the properties of computers to mobile phones. In Germany, owners of an HTC cell phone often did not know for a long time that they owned an HTC cell phone. The company did not sell its devices under its own name, but under the branding of the cell phone provider who sold the devices. Since 2008, however, HTC cell phones have also been sold in Germany as HTC cell phones. However, this does not apply to the manufacturer's most famous cell phone: the world's first Google G1 cell phone, which was launched in the USA in autumn 2008 and in Germany in February 2009.

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LG Electronics

As a rule, only LG is mentioned when it comes to cell phones from the South Korean manufacturer. However, the long term LG Electronics is correct. This is only one part of the LG Group, which is important in South Korea. The company has been active on the European market since 2004 - and has since achieved a more than respectable status: Together with Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, it forms the group of the "big five", the most successful mobile phone manufacturers in the world. LG Electronics is one of the big five on the mobile phone market, along with Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

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Motorola

The American company was founded in 1928 under the name Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. In the 1930s they developed the "Motorola" car radio, a combination of "motor" and "ola" (sound, wave). The device became the first commercially successful car radio and was the inspiration for the company in 1947 when the company changed its name to Motorola. The company made cell phone history when it launched the DynaTAC, the very first cell phone, in 1983. In the period that followed, Motorola established itself as a major cell phone manufacturer. But for some time now there has been a crisis in the company's cell phone division. Motorola is therefore considering selling the segment. In addition to cell phones, the company also manufactures all sorts of other electronic systems and components. Motorola is one of the big five on the mobile phone market, along with LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

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Nokia

The leader in the global mobile phone market named itself after the western Finnish city of Nokia, where the company was founded in 1865. Of course, Nokia didn't produce cell phones at the time. The group initially manufactured paper products, later including rubber boots, among other things. At the beginning of the 80s of the 20th century, the company began building car telephones, and in 1987 the first mobile phone followed. Today, the industry leader has become an indispensable part of the mobile phone world. The company's product range extends from the simplest entry-level model to smartphones packed to the brim with the latest technology.
The same ringtone is initially set on all Nokia mobile phones. The "Nokia Tune" is the most famous ringtone in the world. It is an excerpt from "Gran Vals", a guitar piece by the Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega from the 19th century. Nokia is one of the big five on the mobile phone market, along with LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

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Research in Motion (RIM)

RIM manufactures the famous Blackberry range of smartphones.

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Sagem

The French company has existed since 1924. In addition to cell phones, Sagem also produces consumer electronics, military electronics and biometric security systems. It is the leader in the French mobile phone market, outside of France it is a lot less important,

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Samsung

The South Korean company was founded in 1938. The name means "three stars" and represents the three sons of the company founder Lee Byung-chull. Initially, Samsung was primarily active in the food sector. It is now a conglomerate with a very wide range of products. Samsung Electronics was founded in 1969 and specialized in consumer electronics and household appliances from an early age. In the mobile phone market, Samsung is one of the big five alongside LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson. In recent years, Samsung has made a name for itself for its extremely slim cell phones and for touchscreen multimedia cell phones.

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Sony Ericsson

Together with LG, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung, Sony Ericsson forms the group of the big five on the mobile phone market. The company is a joint venture between the Swedish telephone giant Ericsson and the Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony. Sony Ericsson derives its greatest profit from this cooperation: The company's cell phones partially fall back on specialties from Sony. An important line from Sony Ericsson is the line of cybershot cell phones, which is named after the Sony series of digital cameras of the same name. Another line of success are the Walkman cell phones. Of course, there are no cassettes involved, as was the case with the Sony invention, but the idea of ​​having music with you everywhere is carried over into the 21st century when Walkman cell phones play MP3 files.

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