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Friday, November 6th 2009 - 01:50 CET
The worldwide mobile phone market saw mild sequential growth in the third quarter (3Q 2009), according to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report. Year-on-year growth remained negative, but improved from the first half of 2009. Mobile phone shipments totaled 287.1 million units worldwide in 3Q 2009, down 6.0% from a year earlier, but up 5.6% from the second quarter.
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Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 22:35 CET
The impact of the global economic crisis will spread to the mobile phone market resulting in a downturn in shipments in 2009. According to IDC, total mobile phone volumes will be 1.9% lower in 2009 than 2008 levels, the first downturn in annual shipment volumes since 2001 when shipments declined 2.3%. Over the past several years, the mobile phone market has enjoyed double-digit annual growth due to an increased emphasis on emerging markets. However, emerging market growth has been steadily slowing as these markets mature. IDC now expects worldwide growth to be just 7.1% in 2008 before slipping into negative growth in 2009.
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Monday, April 28th 2008 - 10:30 CEST
The worldwide mobile phone market experienced an expected sequential downturn in shipments following a busy holiday quarter. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 291.6 million units during the first quarter of 2008 (1Q08), down 11.6% from the 330.8 million units shipped during the previous quarter (4Q07) and up 14.3% from the 255.0 million units shipped during 1Q07. While the first quarter results are in line with IDC's 2008 forecast, concerns over the economy may negatively impact handset purchases as the year progresses.
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Thursday, October 25th 2007 - 19:45 CEST
The worldwide mobile phone market grew at a healthy pace during Q3 of 2007 with vendors shipping a total of 289 million units, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Worldwide shipments were up 9.0% from the previous quarter and 13.8% from the same quarter a year ago. The market report includes a detailed description of the individual results that have been made by the top 5 cell phone vendors.
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Saturday, February 3rd 2007 - 02:01 CET
The worldwide mobile phone market reached a new milestone at the close of 2006, with more than one billion units shipped worldwide over the year. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 1.019 billion units in 2006, or 22.5% more than the 832.8 million units they shipped in 2005. For the quarter ending December 31, 2006, vendors shipped a total of 294.9 million units, or 19.7% more than the 246.4 million units they shipped during 4Q05. This also marked a record shipment volume for a single quarter.

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