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Global Handset Shipments Reach 1.6 Billion Units in 2011
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.