By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mobile phone trade in Brazil in 2018 was anything but positive in terms of sales. According to IDC Brazil Mobile Phone Tracker Q4/2018, the market closed last year registering a drop in 6.8 percent in comparison to 2017.

Out of 46.9 million handsets sold, 44.4 million were smartphones, while 2.5 million were feature phones. The last quarter was the worst, dropping 14.3 percent between October and December. Black Friday and Christmas helped save the day.

On the other hand, revenue increased by 6 percent in . . .

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