Asia drives growth in mobile phone sales in Q1

Tuesday 14 May 2013 | 13:00 CET | News
Worldwide mobile phone sales rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, thanks to growth in Asia, Gartner reported. The market researcher estimates total sales at nearly 426 million units, of which 210 million were smartphones, up 42.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012. The Asia/Pacific region was the only region to show growth in mobile phone sales this quarter, with a 6.4 percent increase year-on-year. In terms of manufacturers, Samsung grew sales 13 percent 100.7 million units, increasing its market share by 2.5 percent points compared to a year ago to 23.6 percent. Nokia's

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / BlackBerry / Google / Huawei China / Lenovo / LG / Microsoft / Nokia / Samsung / Sony / TCL / ZTE Belgium
Countries: World
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