Friday, July 20, 2012

Global phone market share for 1st quarter; Samsung gains and Nokia slides


Nokia Corp. says sales of smartphones dropped 39 percent to 10.2 million in the second quarter, but the decline is smaller — at 5 percent to 83.7 million — when counting basic cellphones. Nokia was the world’s leading mobile phone maker for more than a decade but was overtaken by Samsung in the first quarter, according to research firm Gartner.

Here’s a look at how many cellphones each manufacturer sold worldwide and its market share during the first quarter of 2012, according to Gartner. Second-quarter numbers are not yet available for all companies.

Samsung Electronics Co. — 86.6 million units, 20.7 percent share (16.1 percent a year earlier)

Nokia Corp. — 83.2 million units, 19.8 percent share (25.1 percent a year earlier)

Apple Inc. — 33.1 million units, 7.9 percent share (3.9 percent a year earlier)

ZTE Corp. — 17.4 million units, 4.2 percent share (2.5 percent a year earlier)

LG Electronics Inc. — 14.7 million units, 3.5 percent share (5.6 percent a year earlier)

Huawei Technology Co. — 10.8 million units, 2.6 percent share (1.6 percent a year earlier)

Research in Motion Ltd. — 9.9 million units, 2.4 percent share (3.0 percent a year earlier)

Motorola Mobility (now part of Google) — 8.4 million units, 2.0 percent share (2.1 percent a year earlier)

Sony Corp. — 7.9 million units, 1.9 percent share (1.9 percent a year earlier)

HTC Corp. — 7.7 million units, 1.8 percent share (2.2 percent a year earlier)

Others — 139 million units, 33.3 percent share (35.9 percent a year earlier).

From: washingtonpost

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