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Blaast CEO says Android will capture 75% of emerging markets

0. phoneArena 22 Nov 2012, 13:44 posted on

The CEO of Finnish company Blaast, Joonas Hjelt, says that he expects the Android platform to capture 75% of the smartphone sales in emerging markets; Blaast has opened an app store for low priced Android devices in Indonesia...

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posted on 22 Nov 2012, 13:55 9

1. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


way to go android!! I still love the fact that unlike apple which has only one smartphone to offer to consumers, android always has had something for anybody on any budget.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 17:40 2

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 1975; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Other company and brands are allow to co-exist with Google and Play store.

Apple wants the whole pie for her self. Just like a typical selfish bitch!!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 19:09 3

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


Way to go? It's already a done deal!

In China, the most important and affluent emerging market Android's share is 90%.

I think due to power and affordability of Android the number will be as high as 95% in emerging markets.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 13:57 3

2. zackh121556 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


way to go android!! I still love the fact that unlike apple which has only one smartphone to offer to consumers, android always has had something for anybody on any budget.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 14:03 2

3. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


ummm OK lol

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 15:12 1

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 9316; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmaooo that is funny

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 00:37

12. zackh121556 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Lol truly more great news for android

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 14:06 8

4. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


More proof that iPhone is just a status symbol for folks needing validation from society; I guess when you only pull your phone out for a few seconds in public (just long enough for people around you to say, "ooooooh you have an iPhone, how cool!") you don't really need it to do much except look shiny and fragile.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 16:30

7. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


how is this "more proof" of that? lol. This is about low-end and cheap phones in emerging markets... You just luuuuuvvvv talking about the iPhone.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 15:07 4

5. TheMan (Posts: 349; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Not exactly an earth-shaking statement from the Blaast CEO, considering IDC had worldwide Q3 Android sales pegged at 75%. Take out U.S. sales where Apple is strongest and the Android market share tops 80%

Apple will/has never competed on price. Its generic strategy (yes, I'm using Porter here) has always been a niche approach, in their case high-end products. I can't see many in emerging markets paying several hundred dollars for an iPhone when local per capita income is under $4000/year.

You can't eat an iPhone (except the headphones, I hear).

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 18:36

9. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Come on 99% of ALL markets. Not being greedy by any means...lol.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 21:46

11. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


i doubt it, i'm live in Indonesia. everyday people always ask for BlackBerry PIN and planning to buy BlackBerry. People here love chat and bb service is cheap too. $5/month or $0.25/day for BB service

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 05:23

13. AlexSinaga (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Hi RapidCat,

I work for telkomsel. and I can share some stats based on IMEI on our server.

In telkomsel right now BB is around 10 million user, BUT only 6 million user use the internet, other 4 million user only use it for SMS & Phone call.

We have around 50 million Nokia phone (symbian & S40), but only around 7 million use the internet, and the number of internet user from nokia phone is declining.

We have around 25 million android user, and around 16 million use the internet.

Out of those 3 user:
1. Android user use more data than BB & Nokia, thus generating more income to us.
2. We push android more than BB, because it's generating more income to us.
3. The move to android (and also iphone) is higher on the kartu halo, mostly some higher income chose to be trendy and dumb their BB.

Other data you might want to know
1. ProXL also push android hard, they have special XL android store.
2. Smartfren used to push CDMA BB, but now, they change focus to Android CDMA

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