According to market intelligence and advisory firm IDC’s India Quarterly Mobile Handsets Tracker, 2Q 2010, September 2010 release, 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.
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 Handset shipments, from less than 1% in 2Q 2009 (April-June 2009 quarter).
This influx of new brands led to a spurt in overall market and saw ‘emerging vendors’ corner as much as 33.2% of total India mobile handset shipments in 2Q 2010. The Finnish handset maker Nokia retained its No.1 spot with a market share of 36.3% in terms of units shipped. The Korean electronic giant Samsung retained the No. 2 position, while Chinese brand G’Five emerged as the No. 3 player.