146 mln mobile phones sold in the US in 2007

Mobile phone sales to consumers in the US reached 146 mln units by the end of 2007. NPD estimates total 2007 consumer sales of $11.5 bln, after rebates and promotions. Motorola continued its dominance of new phone sales in the US market in 2007; however, unit sales comprised just 32% of sales in 2007, which is down just slightly from 33% in 2006. And while Motorola boasts the two top-selling handsets in Q4 2007, phones from LG, Samsung and Apple rounded out the top 5 models by number of units sold during that quarter.