26 January, 2007
1 billion mobile phones sold in 2006
IDC and Strategy Analytics reports a near-25% rise from 20065 and predicts 1.1billion sales for 2007. See this nice summary.
No surprises that China & India provided most of the growth. Nokia remains the market leader with a third of all phones sold. Congratulations to Sony-Ericsson for 61% growth to overtake Samsung as the third largest manufacturer.