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Global mobile phone shipments hit 1.6 bln units in 2012

Friday 25 January 2013 | 07:06 CET | News
Global mobile phone shipments grew by only 2 percent annually to reach 1.6 billion units in 2012. Samsung was the star performer, accounting for 1 in 4 of all mobile phones shipped worldwide in 2012, according to a report from Strategy Analytics.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Coolpad / Nokia / Samsung / ZTE Belgium
Countries: World
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