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India records 100 mn mobile handset sales in six months including 5.5 million Smartphones

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India records 100 mn mobile handset sales
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IBNS): Total India shipments of mobile handsets was recorded at 102.43 million units during 1H 2012 (January-June 2012), according to CMR's India Mobile Handsets Market Review, 2Q 2012, September 2012 release.
During the same period, total India shipments of smartphones were 5.50 million units.

As per CyberMedia Research (CMR), in terms of unit shipments share during the 6-month period ended June 2012 the leading smartphone OSs were Android (56.4%), Symbian (17.4%), BlackBerry (12.1%), Bada (8.5%), iOS (3.0%) and Windows Mobile (2.6%) on a base of 5.50 million units.

Faisal Kawoosa, Lead Analyst, CyberMedia Research’s Telecoms Practice, said: "The first half of CY 2012 was witness to the high-decibel launch of Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X et al.

"The second half of CY 2012 continues to see launch of a number of high value, aspirational smartphone models such as the Nokia Lumia 910, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Apple iPhone 5."

"This push from vendors and the increasing maturity of the India mobile subscriber community is expected to further push up smartphones as a proportion of total mobile handset shipments in the country in the next few quarters," Kawoosa said.
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DELHI: Mobile phones shipment to India during the first-half of 2012 crossed 10 crore units, registering a growth of 16.6 per cent over the same period over the previous year, according CyberMedia Research (CMR).

"During January-June 2012, the total India shipment of mobile handsets was recorded at 102.43 million units (10.24 crore)," CMR said in its report.

The total number of smartphones shipped during the period was 55 lakh units.

Nokia has 22.2 per cent share in the overall shipments, followed by Samsung at 13 per cent.

In smartphone category, Samaung's share is 41.6 per cent, followed by Nokia and Blackberry handsets maker Research-In-Motion with 19.2 per cent and 12.1 per cent, respectively.

CMR's Lead Analyst for Telecoms Practice Faisal Kawoosa said the first-half of calendar year 2012 witnessed high -decibel launch of phones like Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X and second half of 2012 continues to see launch of a number of high value smartphone models such as the Nokia Lumia 910, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Apple iPhone 5.

"This push from vendors and the increasing maturity of the India mobile subscriber community is expected to further push up smartphones as a proportion of total mobile handset shipments in the country in the next few quarters," Kawoosa said.

As per this report, Google's Android platform dominated among mobile operating system, with 56.4 per cent share, followed by Nokia's Symbian at 17.4 per cent share, Blackberry 12.1 per cent, Bada 8.5 per cent, Apple's iOS 3 per cent and Windows mobile phone with 2.6 per cent.
5.5 million is quite small, so there is lot of potential for growth.
Bada OS share is pretty good, guess people have been buying Samsung non-android smartphones.
 

Flash

Lost in speed
This is just a start. The numbers will still increase.
Mostly, all of them are mobiles - say, one in a family.

It's turning out to be an inevitable entity like Power.
 

arsenalfan001

Arsenal Fan
Nokia has ditched the low and mid-range smartphone market for feature phones (Asha and other stuff).
The strategy is pretty clear.
With so many feature phones sold, Nokia will gain some of the market share again.
However, out of these many feature phones, half of them should be chinese crap-phones
 
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