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$2 bln of mobile phones sold in Russia in 2003

The Russian mobile handset market continued to surge in 2003, with deliveries increasing by more than 89% to nearly 17 million phones, worth more than $2 billion, according to a new IDC study. While camera phones didn't sell as well as manufacturers would have hoped, color screens proved very popular, accounting for nearly a quarter of handset sales, up from less than one in 40 in 2002, as reported by Tekrati.

The Russian mobile handset market continued to surge in 2003, with deliveries increasing by more than 89% to nearly 17 million phones, worth more than $2 billion, according to a new IDC study. While camera phones didn't sell as well as manufacturers would have hoped, color screens proved very popular, accounting for nearly a quarter of handset sales, up from less than one in 40 in 2002, as reported by Tekrati.