67 mln mobile phones sold in the US in the first half of 2006

According to The NPD Group, mobile phone sales to consumers in the US reached 67 mln units in the first half of 2006. This number represents a slight decrease (less than 2%) compared to sales during the second half of 2005. NPD estimates total first half 2006 consumer sales of nearly $4.4 bln, after rebate and promotions.