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Infographic shows the most popular smartphones in North America – Toronto keeps BlackBerry alive

Infographic shows the most popular smartphones in North America – Toronto keeps BlackBerry alive
iQmetrix provides retail management software for wireless carriers throughout the United States and Canada. With that, they can glean granular data that would provide a fairly accurate picture as to who is buying what type of smartphone, and where.

So, the company cataloged data from specific markets and decided to share some interesting tidbits of data compiled over the past six months (December 2013 through May 2014).

It will not come as a surprise to anyone that Apple and Samsung rule the roost, but not uniformly across certain locales. For instance, in New York City, Apple saw 61% of smartphone sales. Up in Washington state, Samsung has a sizeable chunk of sales.

When it comes to BlackBerry, there are those out there wondering, “What is keeping BlackBerry going? Who keeps buying their stuff?” Well, you can thank the city of Toronto, who accounts for nearly 30% of all BlackBerry sales across Canada and the United States. What is even more interesting is that BlackBerry does not even register sales in Montreal, Quebec, only 340 miles away from Toronto.

LG, HTC, and Nokia all have their share of fans too. The iPhone outsold the Galaxy S4, but Samsung had the largest percentage of device sales. The Galaxy S5 had only been available for a little over a month within the period that data was gathered, but unlike most of the rest of the world, iOS devices still have a bit of a stronghold.

It will be interesting to see how the crop of new devices shape up in sales figures later this year, now that we have the Galaxy S5 blowing sales records away, the HTC One (M8) seducing users with its beautiful build, and soon the LG G3 with its ultra-crisp QHD display and microscopic bezels.


source: iQmetrix

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posted on 10 Jun 2014, 04:56

1. Shatter (Posts: 2004; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its so sad that all the smaller brands phones combined don't even sell as much as one device from Apple...

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 05:12 5

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6894; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That's the power of marketing and groupthink for you.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 05:34 2

3. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 883; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


What's that say about Samesung, whose marketing budget is bigger than the rest of the mobile industry...combined?

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 05:40

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6894; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Exactly what you're implying it says.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 09:59 4

11. tech2 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Their R&D budget is also bigger then almost any other company !

http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-ranks-second-as-top-rd-spender-intel-and-microsoft-close-by/

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 17:03

19. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Or people like me who own and iPhone since it came out event hough I've owned other phones, generally always happy with my iDevices, and the reliability. :P

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 17:36

20. Sniggly (Posts: 6894; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You have a really disturbing username.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 06:07

6. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 957; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


it's so sad all the smaller brands are smaller :( !

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:32

13. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You mean, it so sad that Nokia right now rank 10, and will be rank 11 or 12 soon?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 23:45

23. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 957; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


when did i say nokia at all i'm simply implying that i'd get a nokia,htc or sony over a samsung or iphone anyday !

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 06:34 4

7. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


In the real World wide...
Samsung is twice as big as apple

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 04:38

16. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 957; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


because Samsung makes everything from planes to phones to tanks !

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 05:04

17. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


in the smartphone world, samsung is twice bigger than apple.

Samsung (almost) = 2x apple
Samsung (almost) = Apple + Huawei + Lenovo + LG.
Apple (almost) = Huawei + Lenovo + LG

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2014/06/final-q1-smartphone-market-shares-top-10-brands-os-platforms-and-installed-base.html
BIGGEST SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURERS BY UNIT SALES IN Q1 2014
Rank . . Manufacturer . Units . . . Market Share . Was Q4 2013
1 (1) . . Samsung . . . . 86.8 M . . 30.7% . . . . . . . ( 29.3% )
2 (2) . . Apple . . . . . . . 43.7 M . . 15.5% . . . . . . . ( 17.8% )
3 (3) . . Huawei . . . . . . 18.2 M . . . 6.4% . . . . . . . ( 6.1% )
4 (4) . . Lenovo . . . . . . 14.1 M . . . 5.0% . . . . . . . ( 4.7% )
5 (5) . . LG . . . . . . . . . 12.3 M . . . 4.4% . . . . . . . ( 4.6% )
6 (6) . . ZTE . . . . . . . . . 11.4 M . . . 4.0% . . . . . . . ( 3.8% )
7 (8) . . Coolpad/Yulong . 11.1 M . . . 3.9% . . . . . . . ( 3.7% )
8 ( - ) . Xiaomi . . . . . . . .11.0 M . . . 3.9% . . . . . . . ( 2.6% )
9 (7) . . Sony . . . . . . . . . . 9.6 M . . . 3.4% . . . . . . . ( 3.7% )
10 (9) . Nokia (Microsoft) . 7.1 M . . . 2.5% . . . . . . . ( 2.9% )
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.8 M
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . 282.6 M
Source: TomiAhonen Consulting Analysis 3 June 2014, based on manufacturer and industry data

BB is not in top 10 anymore.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 23:44

22. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 957; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


except that apple releases 50 phones a year and apple releases one !

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 05:39 3

4. zain1986 (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


I was expecting better from nokia

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 06:35

8. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Nokia has been ruined by elop the idiot.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 06:47 1

9. StephenBB81 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Apr 2014)


Goes to show that Canadian businesses, especially Ontario businesses who claim BlackBerry doesn't have the market share don't actually do any real research and they use US published numbers.

to think BlackBerry actually outsold iPhone during a period of time that the iPhone had a new product and BlackBerry did not says that if you are a Toronto or Ontario based business you need a BlackBerry App.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:33

14. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


It only say that some canadian were living in the past, or maybe some store UNLOAD the UNSOLD BB in their store with CRAZY DISOUNT.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 09:51 1

10. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


I was surprised Nokia wasn't a big seller in Seattle.. Figured it would have at least a 20% or so market share there.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 15:16

12. apple4never (Posts: 936; Member since: 08 May 2013)


well living in Toronto i see people everywhere with blackberries so i know their doing well in the area and if i didn't read any phone sites i would actually think they are doing well lol

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:34

15. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


This kind of false / localize information is the one that ruined BB.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 05:22

18. apple4never (Posts: 936; Member since: 08 May 2013)


yup, they need to advertise more, blackberries are actually great phones but because they don't try and sell their device very few people actually know about it

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 22:00

21. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


If you went to the third world country such as indonesia, philipine, you will see that blackberry DO advertise A LOT. The problem is not advertising, the problem is THEIR PRODUCT IS NOT ON PAR with the competitor.

The people of toronto need to try android, and they will knew that they have been restarting their blackberry too much that make them lose their time.

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