8/25/2009 10:29:00 AM
LG Arena sales exceed one million in five months
The LG Arena has exceeded one million sales worldwide in five months, according to an announcement from the manufacturer today (25 August).
The phone has reached the one million mark after its launch in April 2009, putting it ahead of the LG Viewty, which has sold eight million units in total since going on sale in October 2007.
LG said it sold almost five million units from its entire portfolio in Europe during the second quarter, due to an ‘enthusiastic response’ from consumers. It said this contributed to a 35% increase in sales compared with the same period in 2008 and provided a double-digit market share in major countries in Europe.
The manufacturer said it is now ‘firmly securing a position’ as one of the top-three handset providers worldwide this year.
LG Mobile president and CEO Skott Ahn said: ‘We live in an age when mobile phones are tools for entertaining and staying connected to the world. The Arena was developed to draw on this trend and LG has reached the pinnacle in terms of functionality and user convenience, which has been reflected in consumer uptake.
‘Considering the swift sales success of the Arena it is true that real innovation comes from customers, so we will keep going out of our way to gain their insights and reflect their needs in our products.’