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Feb 4, 2012

Nokia, Samsung, Apple are the New top 3 Handset Makers

The latest figures are in from IDC: the top three global smartphone makers are Nokia, Samsung andApple, in that order. Drilling down into the figures finds some surprises: Cupertino's third-place with only 8.7 percent of the market, while the giants of Korea and Finland are duking it out with 22.8 percent and 26.6 respectively. LG and ZTE are tied for fourth, but that's hardly good news for Goldstar, given that it's lost a staggering 42.2 percent of its market share in the last twelve months (Nokia was the other loser, eating 8.2 percent).

8 comments:

NayNaySIXX said...

Cool stuff

Nokel said...

lol I'd like to see where these statistics were taken, I see waaaay more people with apple hand sets than samsung ones, or even nokia

YeamieWaffles said...

It's pretty surprising to see Apple are the third smallest but remember that out of those three Apple is also the most expensive so it makes sense. Not everyone has the money for the most expensive phone in the market.

MynameisEarl said...

Why Nokia is still the largest is because they still have a strong hold in the Asian market, especially in South East Asian countries like the Philippines. Their phones there are considered cheap and reliable there.

Hell, some Nokia phones can live on their batteries for 3 - 4 days if it's not being used at all. As well as some surviving multiple falls whereas the iPhone would DIE.

Smile said...

What is IDC?

R said...

Go Samsung!

crowbloke said...

similar ratio for a while,, dont trust the zte tho. had two that have failed on me.

TreeBranchez said...

I own a Samsung Galaxy S II myself. These figures do not surprise me.