Global mobile sales ‘in record decline’

Mobile phone sales have plummeted by a record amount in the first quarter of 2009 as the global financial crisis sapped demand, a research firm said.The number of phones shipped worldwide in the first three months of the year dropped by 13% to 245 million units from the same period last year.Strategy Analytics said all of the five biggest mobile phone-makers had drops in sales.But Apple’s iPhone defied the gloom to post a 123% annual gain in sales.To read this BBC News report in full, see:

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