Report: Handset shipments topped 287M in Q2

Strategy Analytics says that global mobile handset shipments grew 15 percent year-over-year to reach 297 million in second quarter 2008. Analyst Bonny Joy says that despite the economic gloom, handset sales remain robust in emerging markets. In addition, the research firm found that Apple's global handset shipments fell in the second quarter to 0.7 million from 1.7 million units in first quarter. Release