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Gartner: Global mobile device sales to grow 9% in 2010

Analyst firm Gartner has supported Nokia’s view of an upturn in the mobile device market next year, forecasting a 9 percent year-on-year increase in sales compared to 2009.

Semiconductor capital equipment market growth is accelerating

Worldwide semiconductor equipment spending is forecast to end the year with a 42.6 percent decline in 2009, but the market is now in the midst of a very strong growth spurt, according to Gartner.

Sony Ericsson aims to bounce back with new range

Sony Ericsson has released five new handsets aimed at a variety of different market segments as it attempts to regain lost ground in the global handset sector.

Worldwide mobile game revenues will likely hit US4.5B this year

Worldwide mobile gaming revenues are on track to hit US$4.5 billion in 2008, representing a 16.1 percent increase over last year, according to Gartner. Asia is currently the leading market for mobile games, but North America will pull ahead of Western Europe over the next few years and be a larger market as Americans adopt more data services in general.


Gartner: Global mobile sales to rise 11% in 2008

Gartner has forecast that global mobile handset sales will grow 11 percent to reach 1.28 billion units by year-end, up from 1.15 billion units in 2007, with the fourth-quarter seen as a crucial period for sales.

Gartner: Q2 handset sales up amid gloomy economy

The latest Gartner study into worldwide mobile handset shipments found that sales rose almost 12 percent year-on-year to reach 304.7 million units in second-quarter 2008, though the market positions of the major vendors remained unchanged.

Smartphone sales to jump 52% this year

Consumers worldwide are expected to purchase as many as 190 million smartphones this year, representing an increase of 52 percent compared to last year, according to a Washington Post report that cites research from Gartner.

Gartner: Smartphone sales to outstrip notebooks

Gartner predicts that worldwide sales of smartphones will grow by 29 percent year-on-year to reach 180 million units in 2009, overtaking notebooks in total unit terms.

Gartner: Global smartphone sales hit 40M in 2Q09

New handset sales data from Gartner reveals that smartphones continued to outperform the overall mobile devices market in 2Q09, and were a key factor in consumers upgrading devices.