India mobile phone sales (unit shipments) touch nearly 135 million units in the first 9 months of calendar year 2011

3Q 2011 market shows a sequential growth of 12.5% on the back of new launches and high shipments due to positive festive season sentiments

Dual-SIM and Multi-SIM handsets account for over 50% of YTD shipments and 55.8% of quarterly shipments (3Q 2011)

Smartphones shipments touch 7.9 million units in first nine months, growing from 2.3 million in 1Q 2011 to over 3 million in 3Q 2011

Nokia retains overall leadership, Samsung emerges No. 1 smartphone vendor in September 2011

The overall India mobile handsets market recorded aggregated shipments of 47 million units during the July-August-September 2011 quarter, thereby registering a 12.5% sequential growth on account of large number of new launches and higher than usual shipments by vendors. This was reported in the India Monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review, September 2011 released today by premier IT, Telecoms, Semiconductor & Electronics, Government, Entrepreneurship, Energy & Healthcare and User research firm CyberMedia Research. Total mobile handset shipments during the first nine months of calendar year 2011 touched 135 million units, as the market first dipped during the April-May-June 2011 quarter and then recovered in the quarter July-August-September 2011.