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RCS Publishes Cellular Phone Trading Rankings for the International Open Market for All of 2009
Feb 25, 2010 (02:02 PM EST)

TEL AVIV, Israel, February 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RCS Limited (, the world's largest international trader of cellular phones, digital cameras and other portable electronics, has published the global 2009 trading data for the cellular phone parallel market trading data.

As the data below indicates, the Nokia N95 maintained its dominance of the cellular parallel trading market for a second year in a row, and Nokia placed six models in the top ten, compared to seven of the top ten in 2008. Two of RIM's Blackberry Smartphones were new additions to the annual 2009 rankings, Bold 9000 (4th) and Javelin (6th).

Apple introduced the iPhone 3G in Q3 of 2009 but was noticeably absent in the annual rankings, compared to placing 2nd in 2008 (though the non-3G model). Rounding out the 2009 list was the HTC Hero in ninth place and the SonyEricson's W910i in tenth place.

    Rank   2009                             2008
    1.     Nokia N95 8gb                    Nokia N95
    2.     Nokia 6700                       Apple iPhone
    3.     Nokia 5800                       Nokia 6300
    4.     Blackberry BOLD 9000             Nokia 5310
    5.     Nokia N97                        Nokia 1200
    6.     Blackberry Javelin Curve 8900    Samsung E250
    7.     Nokia E71                        Nokia 2630
    8.     Nokia N96                        Nokia N73
    9.     HTC Hero                         Samsung D880
    10.    SonyEricson W910i                Nokia N96

"The 2009 trading year demonstrated that in spite of the lower production levels by cellular manufacturers, demand for Smartphones remained strong on the global parallel market, and RCS was again able to quickly fill voids in demands left by the manufacturers," said RCS President Rami Feller. "In looking to the year ahead, RCS will launch an upgraded and more user-friendly trading platform that we anticipate will further strengthen RCS' leading market share in the global cellular trading market."

In addition to cellular phones, RCS unique trading platform is the hub of global trade in the parallel markets of digital cameras, laptops, computers and computer components and other portable electronics.

About RCS

RCS, a privately held company established in 1995, is the world's largest international trader of cellular phones, digital cameras and other portable electronics. The company's international sales team maintains strong connections with over 3,000 manufacturers, operators, distributors and wholesalers of cellular phones, digital cameras, game consoles, LCDs, portable media devices and original accessories in 128 countries, enabling it to source and close deals at the best possible price in the shortest possible time.

The company's sophisticated website ( offers the industry's leading online trading platform, with its continuous selection of offers, requests and auctions. Thousands of buyers and sellers from around the world use this online platform daily to close lucrative deals, backed by RCS' superb logistics.

With over 30 professional sales agents, and 20 logistics experts, RCS is unmatched in its trading capabilities. The main offices are in the Isle of Man, Israel, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands and Australia.

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