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Author: Ken Hyers

Publication Date: Jan 27 2012

Pages: 6

Report Type: Metrics, Word

 Emerging Devices

Global Handset Shipments Reach 1.6 Billion Units in 2011

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Report Summary:

Although the global economy remained volatile and markets like Western Europe continued to experience debt worries, global handset shipments reached 445 million units in Q4 2011, increasing a reasonable 11% from 400 million units a year earlier. For the full year, total handset shipment volumes -– legitimate plus grey -- reached a record-high 1.7 billion globally in 2011. Apple led the market in growth, more than doubling its volumes year-over-year for a highest-ever 8% market share.

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