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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mobile phone sales increased at the end of 2009, says Gartner

The latest research from Gartner Inc says 1.211 billion mobile phones were sold in 2009, down 0.9% from 2008. However, sales in the final quarter of the year were up 8.3% year-on-year to 340 million units.

53.8 million smartphones were sold in Q4 2009, up 41.1% from the same period in 2008, with the annual total of 172.4 million units representing a 23.8% increase from 2008.

Nokia remained the leading manufacturer in 2009, although its saw its market share drop by 2.2%. Motorola (now in fourth place) and Sony Ericsson (in fifth) also lost share, while second-place Samsung and third-place LG increased their share of the mobile handset market.

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