85% of cell phones sold in China are GSM

In China, mobile phones with color displays and camera phones continued to attract buyers. GSM sales accounted for 85% of total sales due to competitive pricing and a focus on the underdeveloped market by China Mobile. Overall mobile phone sales in Japan declined in 2004. Gartner projects that global phones sales will top 730 mln units this year, representing an increase of some 8% over 2004.