180.6 mln mobile phones sold in Q1 2005

Global mobile phone sales totaled 180.6 mln units in Q1 2005, compared with 153.7 mln units in Q1 2004, according to Gartner. Gartner has revised its outlook for 2005, saying now that global sales will approach 750 mln units. Previously, the company’s estimate was 720 mln units. The new estimate would represent 13% growth over 2004 sales.