News by Todd Haselton on Friday July 30, 2010.
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Research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. The firm found that 317.5 million mobile phones were shipped during the second quarter of 2010, a 14.5 percent increase from the 277.2 million that were shipped during the same quarter of 2009.
Nokia and Samsung shipped the most units, 111 million and 63.8 million respectively, followed by LG (30 million), RIM (11.2 million), Sony Ericsson (11 million) and others (89.8 million). RIM and Samsung saw the most market share growth year-over-year. RIM had a large 40 percent growth in market share while Samsung's increased 22 percent from Q2 2009.
Sony Ericsson lost 20.3 percent of its market share, and Nokia gained just 7.7 percent. LG's market share increased 2.7 percent.
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