Sales of mobile phones dip in 2009

28 February 2010

Global sales of mobile phones fell nearly 1% in 2009, their first decline eight years, according to a report by research company Gartner. However, the market is expected to rebound in 2010, with growth of 11 to 13%, the report said. Gartner had previously forecast 9% growth for this year, but increased its numbers after a surge in consumer spending in the fourth quarter. Sales of mobile handsets in the final quarter were up 8.3% on the previous year.

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