Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) has reported that about 428 million mobile communication devices have sold across the world in Q1 2011, which is a 19% increase year-on-year.
?Smartphones accounted for 23.6 percent of overall sales in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 85 percent year-on-year,? stated Gartner principal research analyst Roberta Cozza. ?This share could have been even higher, but manufacturers announced a number of high-profile devices during the first quarter of 2011 that would not ship until the second quarter of 2011. We believe some consumers delayed their purchases to wait for these models.?
Samsung experienced their strongest first quarter ever. Apple sold about 16.9 million units worldwide. Nokia sold about 107.5 million devices.