Worldwide Mobile phone sales increased 14% in 2008

Posted by: Thom Denholm

Gartner just announced their latest research on mobile phone sales. Here are some of the highlights

  1. Q1 2008 worldwide sales - 294.3 Million
  2. Growth in emerging markets [Asia/Pacific, Latin America] and slowdown in mature ones [US, Europe, Japan]
  3. Nokia maintains market leadership with 39.1% market share
  4. Motorola woes continue - share drops from 18.4% to 10.2%
  5. LG and Samsung capitalize on Motorola's challenges.

The entire press release is located here and is very informative. If you are in the mobile software/hardware business, I'd strongly recommend you check it out.

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