News Articles

Monday, August 2, 2010

Double-digit quarterly growth for the mobile phone industry

More than 321 million mobile handsets were shipped globally in the second quarter of 2010, according to ABI Research. That's an increase of 5.9% on the previous quarter and 19.4% year-on-year.

Figures from Strategy Analytics differ slightly; they've calculated a 13% year-on-year growth to 308 million devices. The International Data Corporation (IDC) puts worldwide shipments for Q2 2010 at 317.5 million units, up 14.5% from Q2 2009.

Kevin Burden, practice director at ABI Research, said "Mobile phone users seem to be shrugging off their economic woes and going handset shopping. It is remarkable that the smartphone is starting to appeal to a very wide market cross-section. The smartphone is about to go multi-generational and the popularity of the number one handset form-factor, the ‘candy-bar’, could be waning."

Nokia leads in terms of market share, followed by Samsung and LG.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Retailing, NewsNumber of views: 348

Tags: researchnokiasamsunglg

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below.
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«September 2016»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement