Gartner reports 14% more mobile sales

The rise of mobile continues with the sale of nearly 295million handsets in the first quarter of 2008, up 13.6% from Q1 2007.

Considering the amount of resources it takes to manufacture and distribute a handset that’s an awful lot of CO2 that’s been released.

The continuing freefall of Motorola is shown by a staggering drop of 8.2% in their market share with a fall of 37% in shipments.

At least, Sony Ericsson sold more handsets than 2007 in spite of problems launching new products.

Naturally iPhone sales declined last quarter but next week’s expected iPhone 3G will surely increase their market share.