Every Fourth Person On The Planet Bought A New Phone In 2010

February 9, 2011 6:47 pm

Here is a stunning statistic: worldwide mobile handset sales reached 1.6 billion units for the year 2010 – in other words, every fourth person on the planet bought a NEW mobile phone this last year alone.

Worldwide mobile device sales to end users totaled 1.6 billion units in 2010, a 31.8 percent increase from 2009 (see Table 1), according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales to end users were up 72.1 percent from 2009 and accounted for 19 percent of total mobile communications device sales in 2010.

Statistics Source: Gartner

Bonus Statistic: Every fifth mobile phone bought in 2010 was a Smartphone !

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