Nokia regains leadership of Finnish handset market
0. phoneArena 24 Aug 2013, 18:33 posted on
Perhaps it isn't that unexpected that Nokia is the top selling mobile phone in Finland; after all, that is the country that hosts the handset manufacturer's headquarters. But Q1 data revealed that Korean OEM Samsung had taken the top spot from Nokia. The latest data from IDC shows Nokia with a 36% share, leading Samsung by 2%. Nokia recaptured the lead by taking business away from Apple..
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1. smallworld (Posts: 454; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Nice job selling low end phones Nokia...
7. Credo (Posts: 704; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Don't act like those 34% from Samsung are only from the S4 !
2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1898; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
had to read the article twice... what's muut? finnish handset company?
9. Alan01 (Posts: 261; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Actually, that represents "other" on the chart. In other words, that is the share owned by handset other than Nokia, Samsung and Apple.
15. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
lol, I thought it was some finnish cell maker...
42. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
I was talking about the "muut" part of the chart... O_o
3. Donkorvleone (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Does this come as any real news at all? Finnish people has been known throughout history as beeing the most realistic country of them all, you can´t fool the Finnish people in bying cheap samsung when it already exist premium Nokia handsets at the same cost or lower, only people who are alone like to buy samsung as it gives "that unique feeling" to their boring lives
5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
The Galaxy S4 is not cheap, it cost more to manufacturer than any of the Nokia, HTC or iPhones do and the internal build quality is top notch.
11. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1576; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
The only reason the S4 costs more to build is economies of scale. Apple reserves resources ahead of time in significant quantities that no other OEM can match, driving down the build costs.
23. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
What have you been smoking lately? I hope you were being sarcastic.
34. -box- (Posts: 3959; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Do you have any proof of that? Components (screen, CPU, battery) might be more expensive, but it is difficult to imagine more than a few dollars or cents in between a lot of the handsets.
36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3575; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You can go with what's popular, and what makes money for Samsung... We'll take our beautiful, well built and designed, quality oriented, innovative, and premium feeling Nokia devices... No device Samsung has ever made has as much innovation, style, quality, and originality as a Nokia Lumia 920... When Apple was in court with Samsung they used a Nokia Lumia 900 to show that it is possible to design a smartphone and not copy the iPhone... What does that say about Nokia vs Samsung❔.... But, I'm sure you don't care about anything I just said because you're probably saying "but Nokia isn't popular"" Yeah, that's the way I used to think back in junior high as well.. Follow the crowd, but don't do what's best for you.. Sounds like the definition
6. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Why do people keep bring in nationality to phone conversation?? No need for it. You just called 34% of smartphone owning "Finnish people" cheap, alone with boring lives.
24. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Thank you. +1. 1000 if i could.
46. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Why do people like you keep bringing nationality offense to phone conversation??
10. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 727; Member since: 11 May 2013)
I never thought hatred will do so many things. Cmon, Samsung may have managed to outdo everyone in terms of marketing budget, but dont you know that they also have the largest expenditures in terms of research and development.. stupid people are still shouting about cheap plastic, but samsung has to be respected by giving everyone the FLEXIBILITY OF A PHONE and a SMARTphone, with those very smart features removable batt microSD, i salute them. Phone is not just about Camera.. Samsung is pushing everything just to have a perfect and real SMARTphone, not just about the beauty of a phone and the internal hardware..
Ps. I dont have any problem with my note2's build quality..
12. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1576; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Samsung spends more across the entire company, but their mobile division spends less than a few companies, and less than their marketing budget, last year.
19. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 727; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Pls be inform about the different research and development facilities acquisition and expansion of Samsung, the immense Software Promotion campaigns, conferences and activities, the full automation of the manufacturing process, and why would Samsung spend less in mobile division if their earnings here are absolutely significant across their company..
8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7005; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
As long Apple is in third place don't matter. What Matter is NOKIA took control in their home country well done NOKIA
13. Muzhhur (Posts: 256; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Low end Nokia phones got better performance than mid range android phones. Nokia got the key
17. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
but now SAMSUNG took No.1 spot in India with 31.5% and Nokia went down to 27% ....
Atleast nokia should be on top in Finland,thats good and now they are,but 2% lead is so small
26. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Lol, even micromax is catching up with samsung. Plus I love how they make fun of samsung n every ad! Especially the EMI one =D
28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
And I like how there doing there every best to push sales of high end NokiaWp8, but still declining! Consumers back 10 years ago already have tried Wp, and it was a fail. It's now RIP™ even Windows Mobile is, was much better than this $crap!
Samsung is selling high end devices extremely very well, where Nokia couldn't move a Million in 10 months. Yes there low, budget cheap L520 is selling cause of a consumers want a 2nd phone for trashy use.
29. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Calm down! I didnt mean to hurt ur feelings. Sheesh!
31. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
"Hurt my feelings" lmao™ we are level headed at 80% market share and still dominating.
More like you are! Like the joke!
Android™®© Ftw™ Samsung™
Jealous and hurt for what?
44. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
WE? Who are WE? And i never said jealous btw, but truth came out!
32. papss (unregistered)
Royalpayne you can't talk to this guy.. He's a child with ADHD who thinks he speaks for everyone.. You will notice all his comments are the same and he gets ban every other week. He's heading there again.
35. -box- (Posts: 3959; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Windows Phone didn't exist ten years ago, you fool. Your argument is invalid as usual.
Windows Mobile, Windows Phone's predecessor, was one of the most popular smartphone OSes in its day. Your argument is even more invalid.
41. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
TROLL obviously feels angry that Nokia is doing well again. If the company was doing as poorly as he claims, then he wouldn't feel the need to bash their products and services on every article related to Nokia that is posted on PA. His negative comments should be taken as a clear sign that the Nokia and Microsoft alliance represent a genuine threat to Samsung and Google, and probably Apple as well.
I like Nokia products and services: they have a strong reputation for great designs, durability, and customer service. The company did have serious troubles before, but things have changed, and they are now on their way back up.
Go, Nokia GO!!!
21. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 216; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Good Job Nokia. Start with the home market.
22. scumbledEGG (unregistered)
talking about their nokia tablet??? would it be running a full version of windows 8 that can perform a full ms office??? hmmmm... full ms office + nokia hub = ???? awesome!!!
33. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I hope Nokia plays it's cards right with tablets and will offer a Windows 8 Pro tablet backup as well as the Rumored Windows Rt table,.This way they can slow the production of Windows RT tablets and ramp of the sales of windows 8.1 Pro tablets if Windows Rt tablets fail to sell well.
incidentally Microsoft CEO Ballmer could save Windows 8 before he is replaced if he orders the creation on a Windows 8.1 Desktop skew which has absolutely no Modern UI/AKA Metro tiles at all that runs and looks like an improved windows 7 OS. The current Windows 8.1 could still go on sale but should be installed only on touch screen computers that have a touch screen like
Tablets, All in one PC's with touch screens and Laptop/notebooks that have touch screens. The new Windows 8.1 desktop skew would save Windows 8 because it's a traditional Windows OS people understand how to use. I like windows 8.1 because I use Modern UI Apps but I can't speak for other folks
37. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And Delta Airlines decides to give "Outdated Nokia Lumia 820" to it's flight attendants but it didn't cause an uptick in stock value. So 820 isn't selling well (like RT) and it is being doled out as part of deals that no one picks up?
40. Credo (Posts: 704; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
I see alot of 820's in the wild so i don't agree with your "outdated Nokia Lumia 820" statement
38. ryq24 (Posts: 587; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Apple will continue to lose market share even with new iPhone because their 4" screen is just too small nowadays and also iPhone is just too expensive.
39. Credo (Posts: 704; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
I doubt it , there are many girls who are still going to buy the iPhone, most of them don't like big screen because of the small hands etc ... Apple will regain a little bit marketshare with the 5C but not too much i think