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Apple top-selling in Australia, Nokia has to settle for 2nd

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Apple top-selling in Australia, Nokia has to settle for 2nd
Nokia, the world's biggest phone maker, had to step back in Australia where Apple took the lead with a market share reaching 36.5 per cent. The Finnish company ranks second with a market share of nearly 30.5 per cent, according to data by market intelligence firm IDC Australia. This marks an important threshold since Nokia was in the lead since 2002, when the company outgrew Palm.

It seems that the OS wars are raging at full speed and Nokia's coming short in delivering what the market needs. But even though the Finns are still number one as a global producer, IDC analyst Mark Novosel ignored Symbian in the long-run and predicted that the domination in smartphones will be disputed between Apple and its iOS on one hand and Android on the other:

“It’s looking like next year it’s going to be close between Android and Apple but I would be inclined to say that Apple will keep its lead, although we have been under pretty much every quarter with our Android forecast so anything really is possible at this stage.”

How are things going in the US? Except for the fact that Nokia has a very narrow margin of recognition and that RIM plays the part of the Finnish company, everything else is pretty much the same. Android has reached a market share of 23.5 per cent in October and is getting ever so close to iOS. What would you put your chips on?

source: The Sydney Morning Herald via IntoMobile

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posted on 07 Dec 2010, 11:18

1. FerneyZan (Posts: 79; Member since: 21 Jul 2010)


My chips are not only on Android jumping over iPhone by the end of the year in the USA, but also because the new WIN7 phones are out,, Blackberry will loose sooo much ground it may end up in 2nd place by the end of 1stQtr 2011 or earlier..

posted on 07 Dec 2010, 20:34

2. Hen (unregistered)


If we are speaking in terms on market share by phone manufacturer then why are we talking about Android in this article? Android does not create any hardware, it is an OS on multiple hardware fendors. In these terms, lets see how Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and others compare because this is not about OSs'. These are the type of articles that lead to the silly flame wars and pissing contests that many of us are getting sick of.

posted on 08 Dec 2010, 01:05

3. androidncanada (unregistered)


The Android OS on any phone manufacturer will generate more sales than without. It is easier to say Android than to list every phone manufacturer that installs Android on their hardware. FreneyZan correctly identified Android jumping over Apple, just looks at the sales numbers.

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