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Nokia loses number one spot in Finland to Samsung

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Nokia loses number one spot in Finland to Samsung
For the first time, Nokia’s market share fell from the top spot in its home market of Finland, giving way to the juggernaut that is Samsung.

During the first quarter of 2013, Nokia moved 196,000 devices to Samsung’s 211,000 units sold according to research from IDC. Nokia’s market share in its home country fell to 33.6%, down from over 48% a year ago.

Samsung has proven to be the manufacturer to beat in the global market and Nokia is not the first OEM to feel the pressure. Apple not only competes with Samsung, but is also Samsung’s customer and we all know that the two are embroiled in a never ending legal contest. In fact, all the other manufacturers have suffered at Samsung’s success, Motorola, BlackBerry and HTC as well.

In fact, Nokia should be credited that it has been so effective at fending off Samsung. While Nokia is a few shipments shy of Samsung in Finland, in India, the two are fighting it out where Nokia has been outselling Samsung in the feature phone segment and is making headway with affordable smartphones like the Lumia 520. Samsung leads Nokia in smartphone shipments by a wide margin, however that is very small segment of the Indian market.

In volatile, developing markets like India, that is a good showing and a keystone to Nokia’s continued success. Still, Nokia needs developed markets like North America and Europe to buy up its high-end devices, devices that drive advanced features and attract higher margins.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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posted on 29 May 2013, 20:55 26

1. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Samsung Domination!!!! O.o [+]

posted on 29 May 2013, 23:51 20

47. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


samsung eating nokia..... lol

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:14 9

57. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I wonder where are papss, polrt, TheBitterTruth, jackhammeR and co now?
Probably busy swallowing the bitter truth! hahaha

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:01 5

64. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Lmao. True there not here, cause of shame and disgrace, humiliated. There hiding, o come on don't be shy show you're selfs up...

®

posted on 30 May 2013, 12:05 1

72. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


stfu, troll

posted on 30 May 2013, 12:05 2

71. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


and what's the bitter truth? That's how it works, pal. Nokia was on top once, now it's turn for samsung.
Who knows what future holds. Maybe Nokia will come back as the number 1 when microsoft lifts up hardware restrictions. maybe another gamer will turp up (from far asia for example)
I have better things to do than waiting till some kid hiding behind a "sleepingoz" nickname spit out some meaningless comments.

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:24

80. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Here I am.
And you know what is TheBitterTruth?
Nokia Dominates the phone industry for a decade with its own designed OS "Symbian" and not with others (like Android).
Well its the 3rd year that Samsung is ahead of Nokia. Congo.. but do not forgot that Nokia dominates the phone industry for more than 15 years. 15 years >>>>>>> 3 years

THEBITTERTRUTH!

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:46 3

59. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Samsung products should be banned from using all versions of Microsoft OS, including WP, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7/8, Win Server, etc.

Nokia, Asus, Lenovo, HP, DELL, ACER, and others can take their place...

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:25

81. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Is there any WP of Samsung out there?
Really? I mean really?

THEBITTERTRUTH!

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:58 32

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh my god, Samsung is strong like a boss!

But don't worry, Nokia still have India right? Keep it up, Nokia! You will outsell Samsung one day.

posted on 29 May 2013, 21:51 19

19. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


LOL not in this life time

posted on 29 May 2013, 21:54 17

21. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


And how do you know that? Because you look like Eddie Murphy?

posted on 29 May 2013, 22:03 8

23. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Nokia will never be samsung and that's a meme of Carlton from the fresh prince of bel air not me

posted on 29 May 2013, 22:17 15

26. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


But you can't just assume Nokia will never be Samsung, you're not an analyst, and how do you know that? You traveled here from 2020 with the Samsung Galaxy Time Machine?

And I know that avatar is not you, but that guy kinda looks like Eddie Murphy. lol

posted on 29 May 2013, 22:28 14

27. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


By 2020 Samsung will have phone with gigabit speeds which they're testing now Nokia fell under before and its likely to happen again

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:52 3

60. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


You should know that. There is LG and Hwawei and Zte.....

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:04 1

67. taikucing (unregistered)


And by 2020 Nokia will still use the same old dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon & 1 GB RAM. Forever the same specs. Only increasing the camera resolution. Stupid Nokia with its chessboard OS.

posted on 29 May 2013, 23:18 13

39. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Please stop! Alfonso Ribeiro looks absolutely nothing like Eddie Murphy.

posted on 29 May 2013, 23:23 2

42. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh, okay. Whatever man.

posted on 29 May 2013, 23:29 1

44. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


You're still cool in my book.

posted on 29 May 2013, 23:31 2

45. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks! You're cool too!

posted on 30 May 2013, 00:22 2

49. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


xperiaDROID is the coolest person on PA!

posted on 30 May 2013, 00:28

50. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks bro! eisenbricher is the BEST!

posted on 30 May 2013, 01:53

56. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol I also downthumbed this man xD

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:25

58. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I knew it was you, thanks for the downthumb wierdo. I was being sarcastic just now. :P

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:26

82. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Lovely kids.

posted on 30 May 2013, 12:06

73. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


..and parents probably have just bought you a samsung ace to cheer you up

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:58 19

3. donjunior (Posts: 50; Member since: 28 May 2013)


Samsung Go Go Go! Samsung is the New King. The new innovative company.

posted on 29 May 2013, 22:51 9

35. Kurai (unregistered)


"innovative" . . . yes, the new king but it will not be forever ;)

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:27

83. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Go go go away!
Go in the galaxy from out of this earth and produce your plastics there!

THEBITTERTRUTH!

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