Worldwide handset shipments decline almost 16% in 1Q09, says IDC

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The worldwide handset market began 2009 with an expected sequential downturn, owing mainly to the worldwide recession. According to IDC, vendors shipped a total of 244.8 million units in the first quarter of 2009, approximately 15.8% lower than the 290.8 million units shipped during the first quarter of 2008.

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