Got this from the mobile weblog
Just shows that this is the industry to be in inspite of all the doom and gloom!
Reblogged from . Check out the statistics than start doing the math because mobile is without a doubt where the action is.
3 Billion Mobile Users by 2009?
There will be one billion handsets a year sold by 2009, with nearly 3 billion mobile users, says Gartner research.
They predict 779 million handset sales for 2005, versus
previous estimate of 750 million. Gartner predicts that the handset
sales will break the 1 billion per year barrier in 2009, when it says
there will be 2.6 billion mobiles in use.
In 2005, mobile phone sales will reach 779 million units, a 16 percent increase on 2004.
More than 100 million 3G phones will be sold in 2006.
More than 200 million smartphones will be sold in 2008.
Worldwide Mobile Terminal Sales, 1997 to 2009
(Millions of Units)
Source: Gartner Dataquest (July 2005)
“The sales volume cannot be attributed to one region in particular.
It’s a truly global phenomenon,” said Carolina Milanesi, principal
analyst at Gartner for mobile terminals. “In mature markets like Europe
and North America, subscribers are still buying replacement phones. In
emerging markets like Brazil and India, new customers are signing up
for mobile services at an even faster rate.”
Original source: mobile weblog