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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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posted on 24 Aug 2013, 18:36 15

1. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Nice job selling low end phones Nokia...

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 19:11 11

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Yeah Lumia 520 save the day......

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 19:31 24

7. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Don't act like those 34% from Samsung are only from the S4 !

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 20:16 11

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


+1020!

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 20:20 2

43. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Giant is waking up from own home.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 18:54 3

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


had to read the article twice... what's muut? finnish handset company?

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 19:46 5

9. Alan01 (Posts: 387; 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.

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 20:38 2

15. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


lol, I thought it was some finnish cell maker...

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:44

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Nokia is finnish cell maker O_o

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 17:24

42. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I was talking about the "muut" part of the chart... O_o

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 04:57

27. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Hahaha. yes, muut is others in Finnish.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 19:05 3

3. Donkorvleone (Posts: 19; 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

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 19:12 9

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.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 20:03 1

11. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:41 1

23. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


What have you been smoking lately? I hope you were being sarcastic.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 09:31 1

34. -box- (Posts: 3991; 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 11:28 3

36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; 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

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 04:29

45. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


You nailed it well mate.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 19:26 5

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.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:42

24. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Thank you. +1. 1000 if i could.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 04:34

46. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Why do people like you keep bringing nationality offense to phone conversation??

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 20:00 5

10. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; 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..

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 20:05 1

12. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; 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.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 23:25 1

19. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; 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..

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 07:19

30. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Good response sonyfindone

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 19:32 1

8. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


As long Apple is in third place don't matter. What Matter is NOKIA took control in their home country well done NOKIA

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 20:05 7

13. Muzhhur (Posts: 260; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Low end Nokia phones got better performance than mid range android phones. Nokia got the key

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 22:01

16. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Lol @7%

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 22:47

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

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:46

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

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