Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Q1 handset sales in record slump, Nokia loses share

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Wednesday 20 May 09

Device sales worldwide fall by 8.6%, Gartner says. 'Touch for the sake of touch' drives mid-range smartphone growth as iPhone doubles share.

Global mobile handset sales slipped by 8.6% on-year in the first quarter of 2009, according to U.K.-based analyst firm Gartner, and also recorded their worst sequential decline since the company began its quarterly monitoring of the market in 2001. "This was also the first time the market contracted year over year during the first quarter, a period traditionally helped by strong seasonality in the Asia…

Global mobile handset sales slipped by 8.6% on-year in the first quarter of 2009, according to U.K.-based analyst firm Gartner, and also recorded their worst sequential decline since the company began its quarterly monitoring of the market in 2001. "This was also the first time the market contracted year over year during the first quarter, a period traditionally helped by strong seasonality in the Asia…

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