The cell phone sales slump may soon be over.
The global cell phone industry captured mild gains in the third quarter, with total shipments reaching 287.1 million units, according to a report released Friday from IDC. That number marked a 6 percent decline from the same quarter in 2008 but a 5.6 percent jump over 2009's second quarter.
With the third-quarter figures, the mobile phone business is likely showing the first signs of a rebound since the recession, according to IDC's "Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker." During the third quarter, the industry pushed older devices … Read more