Samsung announced that it has sold its 50 millionth all-touchscreen mobile phone globally this month. Most devices were sold this year (40 million through the end of November), whereas 2008 accounted for 10 million. When you put these numbers in perspective, you see that all-touchscreen handsets accounted for 20% of Samsung’s 2009 sales, while they made up around 5% of all phone sales last year.
Europe represented 40% of sales, US about 12%, China 7% and South Korea 6%. No one can argue with the growth of the smart phone market, the only growing segment of the handset market.