Smartphones make up majority of cellphone sales for first time in last quarter
For the first time, more smartphones were sold than any other type of mobile phone last quarter, according to the NPD Group research firm.
Sales of smartphones rose 8% during the first three months of 2011when compared with the same period in 2010, the NPD Group said. Smartphones accounted for 54% of total cellphone sales for the period.
However, overall cellphone sales, which are made up of sales of smartphones and standard cellphones, fell 1% during the first quarter, when compared to the same period one year ago, the research firm said.
The average selling price for all cellphones was up 2% to $102 over the last three months of 2010, the firm said. The average price of smartphones fell by 3% to $145, the NPD Group said.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
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