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Using a list on Wikipedia as my source, the following table presents cellphone manufacturer host countries in descending order (see Wiki list for more details). Even though the majority of mobile phones are manufactured in countries like China and Taiwan, most are not designed there - although China has the single largest number of companies: 24 (17%). The United States comes in second with 15 (10%) cellphone companies. India is home to 13 (9%), Japan hosts 8 (6%), and Russia has 7 (5%). There are a total of about 144 that are not marked as discontinued. Stand-out names, at least as translated into English, include 'Technology Happy Life' from China, 'Ringing Bells' from India, 'John's Phone' from The Netherlands (and 'myPhone' from Poland, in case your name is not John). In the list of U.S. companies, I was surprised to learn that Caterpillar - the earth moving equipment people - makes a mobile phone. CAT phones are ruggedized devices with special features like thermal imaging cameras. The Wikipedia list has Garmin (GPS) in the U.S. list, but it appears they had maybe one failed cellphone a few years ago and decided to stick with what they know.
|Country||Mobile Phone Manufacturers||Total|
|Alcatel, Amoi, BBK, Coolpad, Gfive, Gionee, Haier, Hisense, Huawei, Konka, Lenovo, Letv, Meizu, OnePlus, Oukitel, Oppo, Sagetel, TCL Corporation, Technology Happy Life, Vivo Electronics, Vsun, Xiaomi Tech, Zopo Mobile, ZTE, ZUK Mobile||24|
|Amazon, Apple, AT&T, BLU Products, Caterpillar, Dell Energizer, Firefly, Google, Nexus, HP, InFocus, InfoSonics, Microsoft, Mobile, Motorola Mobility, Obi Worldphone||15|
|Celkon, IBall, Intex Technologies, Karbonn Mobiles, Lava International, LYF, Micromax Informatics, Onida Electronics, Ringing Bells, Spice Digital, Videocon, Xolo, YU Televentures||13|
|Japan||Fujitsu, Kyocera Communications, NEC, NEC Casio Mobile Communications, Panasonic, Sansui, Sharp Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications||8|
|Explay, Gresso, Highscreen, RoverPC, teXet, Sitronics, Yotaphone||7|
|Taiwan||Acer, Asus, BenQ, DBTel, Dopod, Gigabyte Technology, HTC||7|
|United Kingdom||Binatone, Bullitt Group, Kazam, Marshall Amplification, Vertu, Wileyfox||6|
|France||Alcatel Lucent, Archos, Bul, MobiWire, Thomson, Wiko||6|
|Germany||AEG, Grundig, Mobile Medion, Telefunken Tiptel||5|
|Philippines||Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, Starmobile, Solid Group Inc., Cloudfone||5|
|Indonesia||Nexian, Evercoss, MITO, Polytron, Advan||5|
|Pakistan||QMobile, Voice Mobile, Advance Telecom, Rivo Mobiles, United Mobile||5|
|South Korea||KT Tech, LG, Pantech, Samsung||4|
|Italy||Brondi, NGM, Olivetti, Onda Mobile Communication||4|
|The Netherlands||Fairphone, John's Phone, Philips||3|
|Poland||Kruger&Matz, Manta Multimedia, myPhone||3|
|Mexico||Kyoto Electronics, Lanix, Zonda||3|
|Czech Republic||Jablotron, Verzo||2|
|United Arab Emirates||Thuraya||1|
|Hong Kong||NUU mobile||1|
Posted March 30, 2016