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Q: Phone manufacturers ( Answered 2 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Phone manufacturers
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: edbasart-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 17 Jan 2003 09:09 PST
Expires: 16 Feb 2003 09:09 PST
Question ID: 144761
List of all telephone handset manufacturers.  Key words:  business
telephone, phone, IP phone, VOIP, MGCP, line appearance,
telecommunications.  U.S., Asian and European vendors

Clarification of Question by edbasart-ga on 17 Jan 2003 09:26 PST
A URL for each manufacturer is preferred answer

Request for Question Clarification by fons-ga on 18 Jan 2003 03:06 PST
Hi edbasart-ga,

Can you tell us whether you look for manufacturers or vendors? 



Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 18 Jan 2003 03:20 PST
Hi! It would be difficult to determine an "All" in your question as
regard to handset manufacturers. How many of such manufacturers would
be considered as a legitimate answer? Just let me know. :)
Subject: Re: Phone manufacturers
Answered By: ragingacademic-ga on 18 Jan 2003 14:19 PST
Rated:2 out of 5 stars
Dear edbasart,

Thanks for your question.  First, let me request that if any of the
following is unclear or if you require any further research – please
don’t hesitate to ask me for a clarification.

You requested a list of telephone handset manufacturers and their

The following companies have been pulled together from several dozen
sources.  In addition, there are several links under “additional
links” below that will guide you to sites that can provide further
information (including a very comprehensive report on handset
manufacturers that sells for $3000…)

From Google directory:

Hose-McCann Telephone
Supplier of Sound-Powered telephones and shipboard marine
telecommunications systems and accessories for military, commercial
and entertainment.

Alif Telecom
Malaysian telephone manufacturer.

Manufacturer of corded, cordless, caller ID, language-learning
recorder and basic one-piece phones.

Victory Concept Industries Ltd.
Telephones manufacturer and exporter in Hong Kong that supplying
quality telecom products.

Manufacturers of Wireless Handsets, Europe

Cellphones, accessories, and mobile data.

Manufacture mobile phones and accessories, mobile data systems, and
cordless phones . Features product data, investors information,
company news, and employment opportunities.

Kyocera Wireless
Maker of CDMA digital wireless phones licensed by Qualcomm.

The innovative, global mobile phone manufacturer.

Offers mobile and cordless phones as well as products for wireless
home networks.

Panasonic Cellular
Telenium, cellular and pager products.

Audiovox Communications Corp
Product information on five classes of wireless phones with online
warranty registration.

Digital mobile phones - sales and support direct from the

Information on Motorola cellular products from phones to accessories,
with separate sections for each region.

Mitsubishi Wireless Communications
Digital PCS phones.

NEC Wireless
Cellular phones and pagers, product information and support.

DTC Products
Creators of the world's first disposable cell phone.

Maxon Electronics Co., Ltd.
Manufactures GSM and CDMA cellular phones, and two-way radios.

Produces GSM cellular phones, Blue Tooth alternative headsets and

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Creating mobile communication solutions that inspire people to
interact freely with each other and with their environment.

Nokia USA
US site for Nokia wireless phones. Purchase mobile phone accessories
online or search the database for a nearby store.

Qualcomm Wireless Phones -,1418,1_7,00.html
Cellular phones, wireless data, and cordless home telephones in North

Siemens Mobile Phones -
GSM and dual-band GSM phones.

LG InfoComm USA
Manufacturer of advanced wireless technology handsets.

Sony Wireless
Digital, analog and dual-band phones and accessories.

Ericsson Mobile Phones
Cellphones, mobile data, and accessories from the manufacturer.

More from Google Directory –

Business > Telecommunications > Equipment > Suppliers > Hardware
Accessories > Headsets and Handsets

Audiosears Corporation
Manufacture standard handsets, headsets, and component parts for
telephone applications. Product specifications, photographs and color

Choice Communications
Sells telephone handset equipment through distributors, dealers, and
direct to refurbishers and OEMS.

Walker Equipment
Manufacturer of replacement telephone handsets.

Additional Handset Manufacturers

















Kyocera Wireless

LG Infocomm (division of Lucky Goldstar)

Sony Ericsson








I hope this response adequately addresses your request.  Please let me
know if you are in need of additional information concerning this


Additional Links:

Good summary and link to global handset report

Good table with contact information for some of the manufacturers

Excellent list of GSM handset manufacturers with links and models

Extensive list of Chinese mobile phone vendors

Search Strategy:

Various searches incorporating the keywords supplied:

business telephone, phone, IP phone, VOIP, MGCP, line appearance,

plus: handsets, handset, phones, directory

Request for Answer Clarification by edbasart-ga on 20 Jan 2003 08:25 PST
Somewhat disappointing.  Vendors from my list that were missed: 
Sayson, scitecinc, Telstrat and Teledex. had an
interesting list, which also didn't show up.  Consumer, home phones,
and wireless phones are not of interest, as I only want phones used as
normal business phones.  I'm happy that there are some new vendors I
never heard of, e.g. audiosears and choicehandset.  Can you possibly
take another whack at this?

Clarification of Answer by ragingacademic-ga on 21 Jan 2003 17:06 PST
Dear edbasart -

Thanks for your clarification request.
My apologies for taking a couple of days to respond.

I will definitely take another whack at this for you - our goal is for
you to be satisfied.  However, in order to ensure that I don't just
come back with more manufacturers you are already familiar with -
could you please share with me what you know thus far?

thanks much,

Request for Answer Clarification by edbasart-ga on 22 Jan 2003 10:20 PST
I'm really looking for phone manufacturers that make standards-based
phones and sell to phone system vendors.  Example is Telstrat, which
makes analog phones and IP phones.  A phone system vendor like Altigen
might resell this phone under their own name.  Phones from Avaya,
Nortel and Cisco are proprietary and not as interesting.  Other
vendors I have found:  Cidco, DSG Technology, e-tel, Pingtel, Sayson,
scitecinc, Telstrat and Teledex.  This URL has the best list:

Clarification of Answer by ragingacademic-ga on 23 Jan 2003 14:17 PST
Dear edbasart -

Here are some additional vendors I was able to locate -







Nitsuko (acquired by nec?)





I hope these additional manufacturers round out the answer for you. 
It is, of course, getting harder and harder to identify relevant
manufacturers since we have already identified so many.

Please let me know if you have additional questions.


Request for Answer Clarification by edbasart-ga on 23 Jan 2003 17:39 PST
Good enough results.  Stop here.  Iwatsu and Nitsuko were finds.  I'd
heard of Nitsuko but never wrote the name down.  Iwatsu was a complete
surprise.  I would rate this 3 star result. (But I can't change from
the 2-star previously.)

Clarification of Answer by ragingacademic-ga on 23 Jan 2003 22:00 PST
Dear edbasart -

This is really unfortunate; I worked for many many hours to compile
your list, it was not an easy project by any means.

For future reference, please remember that the stars correspond
roughly to the relative percentage out of 100, i.e. 5 stars is 100%, 4
stars 80%, 3 stars 60% and so forth.

edbasart-ga rated this answer:2 out of 5 stars
Researcher did followup.  See rating on followup

Subject: Re: Phone manufacturers
From: culturejam-ga on 23 Jan 2003 22:21 PST
edbasart, I think you are doing everyone a bad favor by rating this
answer with 2 stars. Didn't you read the FAQ? If a researcher gets too
low of a rating, he gets delisted. That means YOU (and everyone else
here) loses access to some of the best researchers around. If only for
your own selfish reasons, please rate good answers with appropriate
ratings. It wouldn't hurt to tip your researcher, either.
Subject: Re: Phone manufacturers
From: edbasart-ga on 24 Jan 2003 08:13 PST
I can only rate on the results achieved.  It's unfortunate that my
researcher worked so hard and got only fair results.
Subject: Re: Phone manufacturers
From: edbasart-ga on 22 Apr 2003 12:56 PDT
It took a few months, but now I have a good list of phone
manufacturers.  The April issue of Internet Telephony has a good list
of IP phone makers:  A
gander at this list reveals the paucity of information that one can
gather from the web these days from search engines such as Google. 
Hardly any of the phones in the article made it into Google.

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