12 week smartphone sales numbers have surprises from around the globe

12 week smartphone sales numbers have surprises from around the globe
Market research firm Kantar Worldpanel has released its newest numbers for the mobile phone sales for the past 12 weeks. The numbers include data from 7 areas around the world including: USA, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France. Some of the numbers aren't so surprising, like the fact that Symbian has taken a dive worldwide, or that Android is selling like gangbusters. Some of the numbers are pretty shocking though. Two of the most surprising leaps in sales came from Germany and France. In Germany, Windows Phone 7 is starting to make a run pulling in 7.1% of the sales for the 12 weeks ending July 12, 2011. In France, Bada is making an even more impressive run pushing up to 9.6% of sales. 

Overall, smartphones are booming, as we all knew. In Great Britain alone, 67% of all mobile phone sales were smartphones. And, smartphones made up at least 50% of all mobile phone sales in the USA, Australia, Great Britain and Germany. Kantar says that Italy, Spain and France are expected to cross that threshold sometime within the next quarter. 

Android is leading the way with over 50% of sales across the 7 regions for the time frame, with iOS coming in second at 25%. Not surprisingly, Symbian was the big loss leader across most regions, except for the US where it never really had much market share to begin. Instead, the US had BlackBerry losing a huge chunk of its share, although BlackBerry held relatively steady in other areas. 


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19 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So there's only one market where Android is losing to iOS, and that's Australia. Hmm.

2. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

See I told you'd there'd be a nice market share story for you. I hope this lifts your spirits.

16. Muaha unregistered

Yeah, there are a lot of iOS users over here. Android only became more popular after HTC released the Desire and Desire HD and also when Samsung released the Galaxy S. I'm actually surprised that the WP7 market share is larger than RIM right now.

18. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

its because Ios is so simple a kangaroo can use it

3. whatisICS unregistered

so what is an ICS phone? can't find any info about it but hear people mentioning it

5. Lawrence unregistered

Ice Cream Sandwich = Android 4

4. Lawrence unregistered

First-gen WP7 phones have been very cheap in Germany over the last few months

6. SGuest unregistered

What!? Bada winning WP7 in some countries OMG!

9. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Thats exaclty what i have been saying all the time. Bada outsells WP7 ! And in france bada has 20.3 % percent market share (in france IOS HAS 20.8 %) last time i checked, leaving WP7 in the dust.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You say that Bada has a 20.3% market share in France, but this article clearly says it has 9.6%. Where do you get your numbers? Bada is just barely doing anything in France & Italy compared to WP7. WP7 beats Bada everywhere else & they are picking up steam compared to Bada. I really don't see Bada leaving anyone in the dust like you say. Android is leaving people in the dust! THAT is a more reasonable comment!

17. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

bada outsells both WinMo and WP7 combined together worldwide. I can give you a link to that if you want (comes from economics analyst Tomi Ahonen, former employee of Nokia).

19. Kaushik unregistered

Actually, this article does not talk about market share. It talks about OS-wise smarphone SALES share in a particular week in July 2011 and compares that with the same in July 2010.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, but I think this situation is not for long.

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

WP7 is making a splash in Germany & from there it's going to spread. Bada is cool but WP7 will overtake them very shortly. Once that Mango update hits WP7 will essentially be like a reformed OS. I expect big things from WP7 later this year & in 2012 when the Nokia WP7 phone finally come out!

7. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

My eyes rest on the charts. *Heart* Android

8. jura21

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 20, 2011

cant believe android grew so much over a year !!.....

10. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Fantastic how much bada has grown : )

11. andro unregistered

steve jobs just vomited over android having the majority of sales

15. Chuck Norris unregistered

I just vomited on steve jobs for being richer than me

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