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 Wednesday, October 06, 2010

­Shipments of mobile handsets in India grew by 6.3% quarter-on-quarter (2Q 2010 over 1Q 2010) to touch an all time high of 38.63 million units in a single quarter, reports IDC. In a significant new development, the study found that Dual and Triple-SIM card slot phones have grown to touch as much as 38.5% of the total India mobile phone shipments, from less than 1% in 2Q 2009 (April-June 2009 quarter).

According to Mr. Anirban Banerjee, Associate Vice President-Research, IDC India, "In the recent quarters several new players successfully launched their own devices at significantly lower Average Selling Values (ASVs) in the price sensitive India market. Such handsets found ready acceptance amongst first time buyers, especially from small towns and villages."

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Source: Cellular News