Apple is leading the touchscreen market with Samsung following close behind?

Apple is leading the touchscreen market with Samsung following close behind?
Like it or not, according to Mobinaute, Apple is leading the market for touchscreen devices with about 33%. Combining the sales of the iPhone and the iPhone 3G makes for more than 13 million units sold. Still, it looks like Samsung has established itself over a pretty large junk of the touchscreen market too. After it has sold about 10 million touchscreen devices during 2008, it has now been confirmed that the South Korean manufacturer has delivered nearly a total of 25% of the world’s handsets utilizing a touch screen.  It seems like Samsung’s most popular phone is the F480 (similar to the Behold for T-Mobile USA), which has been sold in about 5 million units. The rest of the market is held by the other big manufacturers, the most remarkable of which are LG, HTC and Palm.

source: Mobinaute (translated)



1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I love the editing issue in this article... over a pretty large junk

2. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Touch screen cellphones have been around for a LONG time. It' just Apple made them more popular.

3. The Godfather unregistered

I love how the Storm was left out of this, even though it has sold over 3 million in the US to date and is actually beating the Apple Phone in sales in quarter comparison. No love for the best touch screen all in one device out there huh???? I am shocked .

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

How convenient, the source is in another language..........

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

"..the best touch screen all in one device out there" is merely your opinion. Second of all if you actually read the article you would see this is for sales from 2008 so why would you want your precious Storm involved considering it was only out for a few months in 2008? Maybe take the time to read and COMPREHEND an article before spouting off irelevant remarks. It sold only 1 million Here's a translated page: 98-samsu ng-controle-25-mondial-mobiles-tactiles.html&sl=auto&tl=en

6. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

forgot about google translate

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they are also talking world wide sales for 2008. samnsung barely exists in america compared to LG and others for touch screens. The Dare was just rated the top phone of the year by consumer reports, and the Voyager was right behind that both of which sell in the millions. also, the iphone 2g and iphone 3g are 2 SEPERATE PHONES... quit COMBINING them to try to make the numbers bigger! many idiots who bought a 2g proved their stupidity by rebuying a 3g, so those numbers are way inflated.

15. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Uhhhhh, it's for TOTAL SALES so obviously they are going to include both iPhones. Would they only include one Samsung touchscreen? No, they include all of them.

7. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

the storm is a piece of junk......face it everyone. The phone is super sluggish, locks up all the time, and you get the lovely "error 504" on more then 50% of the units sold. Until RIM finally fixes these major bugs, the phone will always sit in the iPhone's shadow.....

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dude, get out of pre-launch software bashing. there have been many updates for the storm which fix major bugs and add even more functionality, most of which the iphone STILL CANT do, even after 2 yrs and a refreshed phone. the iphone is nothing special, its just got that fruit sticker on it that makes people drain their wallets like idiots. and if i remember correctly the iphone has been plaged with its own share of bugs which have been made famous even on this extremely pro-apple site. dont hate because you have to ask steve job's permission to do anything with your phone, while we can make our own progs and do whatever we want with it while multitasking and MMS some pics/videos to our friends.

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I think it's funny how apple used to be bashed for having so many iPhone updates. But now the storms updates are looked at as a positive thing.

11. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Because it's fun to jump on the "iPhone hate" bandwagon. Yet, people think it's perfectly fine for the Storm to get update after update. The iPhone was a good phone with little errors on release, but the Storm should've been better. The iPhone was Apple's FIRST phone ever. But how long as RIM been making phones? Exactly, so it's not unexpected that the iPhone wouldn't be perfect on its first release.

13. icarus

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

The I-Phone 3G alone has had how many official upgdares? 4? 5? and coming soon the 3.0 The Storm Has had 1 Even the Vodafone Version has on had 2 I like both phones, i'm not trying to trash either one, but if you're gonna talk smack at least get the facts right

14. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Then why are upgrades seen as a bad thing then? If it makes the phone better, then people should be happy there are upgrades. Just people something gets upgrades doesn't mean it's flawed. There's just always room for improvement.

12. olmir

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

HTC is obviously lagging despite the number of touchscreen devices they produced. I think it's mainly because they persistently refuse to introduce the 3.5mm jack on their devices (save for HD BLackstone), people are sick of those proprietary audio ports

16. MOHFpro90 unregistered

olmir, agreed, that does have some play on the numbers. Also, sometimes the HTC devices are 'niche' phones, like the 6800/mogul and the touch/pro, etc. They wont ever hit it off like BB did for business phones, they're not great for every day consumer use like the dare, voyager etc. But they are great in serving the purpose they were built for, combining a pda and phone into one device. Just my opinion.

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