According to The NPD Group, mobile phone sales to consumers in the US reached 33 mln units in Q2 2007. This number represents a decline of nearly 17% compared to unit sales during Q1 2007; however, Q2 is traditionally a slow sales quarter for mobile phone retailers. NPD estimates total Q2 2007 consumer sales of $2.4 bln, which is a 14% increase since Q2 2006. Carrier stores continue to dominate handset sales with 62% of sales, followed by mass merchandisers and department stores at 9% and electronics specialty stores at 5%. Among phones purchased by consumers in the US in Q2, 28% were free due to special rebates and promotions, while another 28% cost less than $50. Just 11% of phones purchased in Q2 cost more than $150 and 4% cost more than $250. Motorola led the market with 32%, followed by Samsung with 18%, LG with 17%, Nokia with 10% and Sanyo with 4%.