6/20/2008 5:14:00 PM
India is selling 10,000 mobile phones every hour
Latest figures for the first quarter of 2008 reveal 10,000 mobile phones are being sold every hour in India.
Close to 85 million mobile phones were shipped in India between April 2007 and March 2008, compared to just under 66 million units shipped over the equivalent period a year ago.
Shipments in Q1 2008 stood at more than 22 million handsets, which amounts to around 10,000 mobile phones being shipped every hour during the quarter.
In the same quarter a year ago just under 18 million mobile phones were shipped.
Overall, Nokia retained the top spot with a market share of 52.8%, followed by LG at 10.2%, and Samsung at 8.3% in terms of units shipped during the quarter ended 31 March 31.