Global mobile phone sales up 12% in Q2 2008

Aug 27, 2008 | Uncategorized

Worldwide mobile phone sales grew 11.8% during Q2 to reach 305m units according to new figures from Gartner. Sales of mobile phones in Western Europe reached close to 42m units during the quarter, up 16% from the previous quarter. However, quarterly year-on-year sales were down 8.2% as the region reached total mobile penetration rates of […]

Worldwide mobile phone sales grew 11.8% during Q2 to reach 305m units according to new figures from Gartner. Sales of mobile phones in Western Europe reached close to 42m units during the quarter, up 16% from the previous quarter. However, quarterly year-on-year sales were down 8.2% as the region reached total mobile penetration rates of 121.5% for the first six months of the year.
North American sales grew to 44.1m units, up 6.58% year-on-year and 5.3% over the previous quarter.
Gartner predicts that total mobile phone sales will reach 1.28bn units during 2008.
Gartner: http://www.gartner.com, 27/08/2008

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