Mobile phone sales rise 31.53% in MEA region

06 June 2010

IT research and advisory firm Gartner has said that sales of mobile phone to end users in the Middle East and Africa region rose 31.53% to 34.41 million units in the first quarter of 2010, compared to 26.16 million during the same period a year earlier, Gulf News has reported. Nokia remained the leader in the region with a 51% year-on-year increase to 23.27 million units, followed by Samsung with a 7% rise to 5.62 million units, LG with 1.75 million, registering a negative growth of 6.08%, and Sony Ericsson with 1.17 million, registering a negative growth of 21.75%, Annette Zimmermann, Senior Research Analyst, Mobile Devices Technology and Service Provider Research at Gartner, told the daily.

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