Dual SIM phone sales to double in 2010
Samsung is the only major phone maker that takes dual SIM handset production seriously – the South Korean company is constantly releasing dual SIM phones, the latest being the Duos 259 (launched in India).
This year, however, global sales of dual SIM phones are expected to double according to Strategy Analytics – and lots of other companies will have new dual SIM devices, including Nokia, which should launch them as soon as the second quarter of the year in markets like China and Russia.
Several chip manufacturers, like Infineon, MediaTek and Qualcomm, are already making platforms for dual SIM handsets.
Reportedly, dual-SIM phone sales may reach 100 million units in 2014 (about 7% of the total worldwide phone sales).