Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales to End Users Grew 8 Per Cent in Fourth Quarter 2009

Although mobile phone sales jumped in the fourth quarter, overall sales remained flat for 2009.

Gartner: Gartner is reporting that worldwide mobile phone sales to end users equaled 1.211 billion units in 2009, down 0.9 percent decline from the previous year. However, fourth quarter sales were up 8.3 percent from 2008, with more than 340 million units sold.

Throughout the year, intense competition drove prices down. Three of the top five vendors saw sales decline, but Samsung was the clear winner, growing its market share by 3.2 percent.

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