According to the latest report on China's mobile terminal market in the third quarter of 2008 released by the market research firm Analysys International, 34.79 million mobile phones were sold in China from July to September 2008, decreasing 2.7% compared with the second quarter of 2008.

The report says it is expected for the Chinese mobile phone market to decline, due to various negative factors such as the financial crisis. It predicts that although the upcoming Spring Festival will bring a peak for the sales of mobile phones, China's mobile phone market may continue to shrink in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Statistics show that the international mobile phone maker Nokia still dominated the Chinese mobile phone market with market share of 38.9%, followed by the Korea-headquartered Samsung with 18.6%, while Motorola ranked third with 8.8%.

Chinese mobile phone brand K-Touch sold 2.83 million mobile phones during the period concerned and occupied 8.1% market share, which was the largest among Chinese brands, followed by Lenovo with 3.9% market share.

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