Apple iPhone top smartphone in UAE, but Nokia leads among all handsets in the region
posted by Alan F. / Mar 10, 2014, 6:41 PM
After the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, the Apple iPhone 4s is the third most popular smartphone in the area with a 2.3% share of activations. That model is followed by the Apple iPhone 4 with a 1.8% slice of the pie. The old school BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the Samsung Galaxy S DUOS are both next with 1.7% of the UAE market.
Taking all handsets (not just intelligent ones) into consideration, Nokia has a majority market share in the UAE with a whopping 51.5% share. We do have to point out that this number has actually been declining. Samsung is next with 17.9% of all handsets in the region followed by BlackBerry (9.0%), Apple (8.4%), LG (0.9%), HTC (0.7%), Huawei (0.5%) and Sony (0.3%). Apple and Samsung showed growth in Q4, while BlackBerry and Nokia both had declining market share during the period. The top three handsets in the fourth quarter included the Nokia 101/1010 (3.9%), the Nokia 1280/1282 (3.6%) and the iPhone 5 (3.0%).
From October 1st through December 31st of last year, Apple iTunes was among the most visited application websites. Facebook and Twitter were the top social networking messaging sites with market shares of 84% and 13% respectively.
source: TRA via FierceWireless
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Nobody is anywhere yet, feature phones and low end smartphones are still fairly entrenched. This being because now a large majority of the population are migrant workers. It'll take a while still for the smartphone segment to mature.
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Good for Nokia... But, what will this look like this time next year???
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 6:45 PM 0
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I'm from UAE and yes it's true IPhone the most popular and this list of the best selling phones over here . 1- IPhone 5,5S 2- Note3 3- Nexus 5 4- HTC one 5- Lumia 1520 6- Sony Xperia Z1 7- BBZ10 8- Xperia Z ultra 9- Galaxy S4 10- LG G2?! Don't know why cause it's better phone than Galaxy S4!
posted on Mar 12, 2014, 2:39 AM 0
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