Samsung’s Smartphone Share Surpasses The Apple
Following the shipments beyond Nokia to become the world’s largest mobile phone maker, Samsung again in the field of smart phones to achieve good results, shipments beyond Apple to become the new major player of the field of smart phones. The market research firm IDC released a report, Samsung Electronics in the first quarter smartphone shipments reached 42.2 million, surpassing Apple’s 35.1 million, becoming the world’s largest smart phone supplier.
IDC’s data shows that the first quarter of this year, Samsung smartphone shipments was 42.2 million, an increase of 267.0% over the same period last year, accounting for 29.1% of the global smartphone market share, a year earlier shipments was 11.5 million , accounting for 11.3% share of global smart phone market. Apple smartphone in the first quarter of this year, shipments of 35.1 million, an increase of 88.7% over the same period last year, accounting for 24.2% of the global smartphone market share, a year earlier shipments of 18.6 million, accounting for 18.3% of the global smart phone marketshare.
While manufacturers like Nokia, BlackBerry maker RIM and HTC the first quarter of this year’s smart phone shipments all showing varying degrees of decline of 50% -23%. From the chart we can see that the first quarter of this year, Nokia smart phones shipped 11.9 million, down 50.8% over the same period last year; RIM smartphone shipments to 9.7 million, down 29.7% over the same period last year ; HTC smart phone shipments fell 23.3% to 6.9 million, compared with the same period last year.
Apple thanks to its iPhone 4S good performance, especially the performance in emerging markets such as the Chinese market, while Samsung has benefited from its Galaxy Note achieved extraordinary results. With the release of the new BlackBerry 10 of RIM, and will re-focus on business areas. It seems in this smartphone area, it will continue to be the battleground of the major mobilephone manufacturers.
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