Around 166 million mobile phones were shipped into the Indian market for the period January – November 2011, which also includes 10 million smartphones, according to a report by Cyber Media Research.

Note that the research firm uses the term ‘shipments’ to describe the number of handsets leaving the factory premises for OEM sales or stocking by distributors and retailers; or in case of  handsets imported into the country, it represents the number of handsets leaving the first warehouse. MediaNama does not endorse the report and is not able to verify the accuracy of the findings.

For Jan-Nov 2011

– Smartphone shipments: In terms of Smartphone shipments, in the entire 11 month period, Nokia was the biggest player with a share of 38.4%, followed by Samsung with 27.5% market share and RIM (BlackBerry) with 15.5%.

– 3G phones: The report mentions that around 15.5 million 3G enabled phones were shipped during the same period.

For November 2011

– All handsets: The report also notes that 15.4 million mobile handsets were shipped in November 2011, out of which 28% were from Nokia, 12% from Samsung and 4% from Micromax.

– Multi-SIM phones: 54% handsets out of the total, were multi-SIM handsets in the same month, and Nokia had the largest marketshare in the segment with 19%, followed by Micromax at 7.1% and Karbonn with 6.9% share.

– Smartphone shipments: In the same month, 1.07 million smartphones were shipped, and Samsung remains the leader with a market share of 34.1%, followed by Nokia at 22.4% and RIM (BlackBerry) at 18.6%.

– 3G handsets: The percentage of 3G enabled phones was 8.9% of the total shipments in November 2011.