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Thursday, 13 October 2011

2010: Who sold the most mobile phones? I think this may come as a surprise!

According to MobileBurn, the follow figues explain all.

Nokia shipped 453 million phones in all of 2010 and had a 32.6 percent market share for the year. Samsung shipped 280 million units in 2010 and maintained a 20.2 percent share for the year, and was trailed by LG (116.7 million units, 8.4 percent market share), ZTE (51.8 million units, 3.7 percent market share), and Apple (47.4 million units shipped, 3.4 percent market share).
It should be born in mind that these are all mobile phones not just smartphones but it does indicate that Nokia and Samsung are giants in the Mobile Phone industry.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised and in fact I am hearing that Samsung has now overtaken Apple in the smartphone sector for 2011.

It should also be born in mind that in the personal computer sector, Apple have well over 20% of that sector now which must be alarming for Microsoft, and together with the iPad, iPhone and iPod, there is no wonder that Apple have grown to such a huge company.

However, before you rush out to buy Apple iShares, remember, Steve Jobs died recently and you have to ask the question: "Is Apple a one man company?".


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