Phone sales grew 19 percent in the first quarter, according to a new report from ABI Research, which noted that sales of 3G handsets overtook those of 2G handsets. The company is predicting 1.3 billion phones will be sold this year.
Nokia is still selling the most phones, followed by Samsung. Apple has 2.9 percent of the world market, but grew the number of phones sold by 130 percent in the quarter.
Sales grew the fastest — 20 percent — in the Middle East and Africa, followed by the U.S., where they were up 11 percent, according to a summary provided by ABI.