Mobile phone shipments down 11.6% in Q1 2008

The worldwide mobile phone market experienced an expected sequential downturn in shipments following a busy holiday quarter. According to IDC vendors shipped a total of 291.6 mln units during the Q1 2008, down 11.6% from the 330.8 mln units shipped during the Q4 2007 and up 14.3% from the 255.0 mln units shipped during Q1 2007.