India Mobile Phone Sales (unit shipments) Touch Nearly 166 Million Units in the First 11 months of Calendar 2011; Shipments in November Flat on Account of Post-Festive Season Cyclical Effect

Multi-SIM handsets account for over 54% of total shipments in November 2011; Nokia emerges leader

Smartphone shipments in India crossed 10 million units for the first time in 11 months of ended November 2011, account for over 6% of total market

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The overall India mobile handsets market recorded sales of 15.4 million units during November 2011. This was reported in the India Monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review for November 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 eleven months of calendar year 2011 touched nearly 166 million units.

In the overall India mobile handsets market, Nokia retained leadership position with 28% share, followed by Samsung at second position with 12% and Micromax at third position with 4%, in terms of sales (unit shipments) during the month of November 2011.

Multi-SIM Mobile Handsets
Multi-SIM mobile handset shipments accounted for 54% of the total India mobile handsets market during November 2011 in the country.

Nokia, a late entrant to the Multi-SIM device category, made up by having as many as seven models on offer by November 2011 and is the market leader in the category with 19% market share, followed by Micromax with 7.1% and Karbonn with 6.9% market share.

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