Breaking News

Worldwide mobile phone sales dropped in 2012

by Staff Reporter
13 February 2013 | 4165 Views
Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature phones, research company Gartner said on Wednesday.

"Tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences, and intense market competition weakened the worldwide mobile phone market," Gartner analyst Anshul Gupta said on Wednesday.

Smartphone sales, a category dominated by Samsung (005930.KS) and Apple (AAPL.O), continued to rise, he said, and the higher-end devices would account for more than half the market for the first time this year.

Total worldwide mobile sales to end users fell 1.7 percent to 1.75 billion units in 2012, Gartner said. Samsung and Apple continued to dominate the market, with the Korean company selling 385 million phones in 2012, of which 53.5 percent were smartphones, with Apple selling 130 million smartphones.




In the fourth quarter alone, Apple and Samsung accounted for 52 percent of smartphone sales, up from 46 percent in the third quarter.

Chinese company Huawei (002502.SZ) reached third spot in worldwide smartphone sales for the first time in the fourth quarter, Gartner said. It sold 27.2 million smartphones to end users in 2012, up 74 percent.

mobile phone

Source: Reuters

Could there be war if Grace Mugabe becomes President?

Yes
74.41%
No
9.11%
Who cares?
16.48%
637

Comments

Latest Classifieds (Click Here For More)

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Mugabe wants to quit says Zambia's new president

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 8967 Views

Pastor caught engaging bonking policeman's wife in a car - A married M...

by Staff reporter | 01 November 2014 | 7424 Views

Reasons why Grace Mugabe attacked Joice Mujuru - Ongoing attempts to e...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 7442 Views

Mujuru camp hits back - The Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publ...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 7074 Views

Thomas Mapfumo not dead - The social media was abuzz on Friday with ...

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 5224 Views

Jabulani Sibanda's bedroom coup jab at Mugabe haunts him - The founder...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2888 Views

Sibanda bedroom coup jab at Mugabe was more potent than Ali's left hoo...

by Wilbert Mukori | 31 October 2014 | 5031 Views

Rude awakening for judge aspirant - A former High Court Registrar and ...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 3101 Views

Mugabe and friends need to know we will change history narrative - Th...

by Shingai Mugochi | 31 October 2014 | 3644 Views

Gideon Gono to takeover re-branded Zanu-PF?

by Nancy Mabaya | 31 October 2014 | 5467 Views

Inside Mugabe's sealed succession envelope: Fear, self assassinations ...

by Dinizulu Mbikokayise Macaphulana | 01 November 2014 | 5437 Views

When even the gullible can no longer be fooled - The west has once mor...

by Tafara Shumba | 31 October 2014 | 1326 Views

Tsvangirai's wife refuses to be called Dr Macheka - Morgan Tsvangirai'...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 7625 Views

Image battered Tsvangirai faces the daunting task of reuniting the par...

by Prince Tongogara | 31 October 2014 | 2099 Views

MDC-T Congress - Live updates - Below are live updates of the Morgan ...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 4266 Views

Senzo Meyiwa suspect arrested at Beitbridge border post - A suspect in...

by City Press | 31 October 2014 | 6064 Views

'Mugabe strong armed by the Chinese to support Mnangagwa': Report - T...

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 6717 Views

Mujuru's lawyers speak out - Musunga and Associates law firm said it c...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 5882 Views

Woman drags young sister to court for sleeping with her hubby

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 4622 Views

Man commits suicide after girlfriends clash at his place

by Court Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 4308 Views

Mujuru on the ropes as Mugabe says Grace has right to be in politics -...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2858 Views

Mujuru, Mnangagwa to be probed - President Robert Mugabe will soon set...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 4773 Views

Thousands demand Mujuru's resignation - Scores of Zanu-PF supporters y...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2394 Views

Zanu PF divisions reach boiling point, Gwanetsa fired

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 3140 Views

Entertainment

Our hands are clean, says DJ Munya

by Court reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2659 Views

Oliver Mtukudzi to get 'real' PhD - ICONIC musician Oliver Mtukudzi is...

by Staff reporte | 30 October 2014 | 3186 Views

Zimbabwe's JJ survives Big Brother Africa eviction... again - Zimbabw...

by Staff reporter | 27 October 2014 | 2238 Views

Carl Joshua Ncube to star in game show - Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube wi...

by Staff reporter | 23 October 2014 | 1647 Views

LadyBee Anondida - Official video

by Staff Reporter | 23 October 2014 | 4368 Views

Zim representative in the Big Brother Africa survives eviction - Zimba...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 3621 Views
iBlog