India CY 2011 mobile phone sales (unit shipments) at 183 million, a 10% YoY increase December 2011 shipments cross 17 million units, a 7% MoM growth

CyberMedia Research Mobile Handsets Tracker 2011 reveals

• Smartphones contribute 6.2%, multi-SIM handsets over 57% of total shipments in CY2011
• Total 3G phone shipments stood at 18 million units in CY2011
• Android emerges as a preferred OS for smartphones for a growing number of vendors

The overall India mobile handsets market recorded sales (unit shipments) of 183 million units in CY 2011. In the overall India mobile handsets market, Nokia retained leadership position with 31% share, followed by Samsung at No. 2 with 15% and Micromax at No. 3 with 5%, in terms of sales (unit shipments) during CY 2011.

This was reported in the India Monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review, CY 2011, December 2011 release, published today by CyberMedia Research, a Technology, Entrepreneurship, Utilities, Healthcare and User intelligence firm.

*Source: CyberMedia Research India Monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review, CY 2011, December 2011 release

Growth of Smartphones
In 2011 the India smartphones market witnessed the launch of 150 models by over 30 vendors.

Smartphone shipments touched 11.2 million units in calendar year 2011 recording a YoY growth of 87%. Nokia emerged as the leader in the smartphones segment with a 38% share followed by Samsung with 28% share in CY 2011. RIM dropped to third place with a 15% share.

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