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Global phone shipments dip 1% in first quarter 2013; Samsung on top with 29% of the market

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Apr 2013, 23:58

The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics are in and it shows that global mobile phone shipments dipped 1% in the latest quarter to 373 million units with Korean based Samsung on top with a 29% share of the market; tighter controls on carrier upgrades of 3G phones and slower shipments of 2G featurephones are being blamed for the decline...

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posted on 26 Apr 2013, 00:07 12

1. james1 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

I remember the day when everybody used to have a Nokia phone
I also remember the day where there used to be Apple iPhone fans that were called "Apple fanboys"

But now, it seems like everyone has a samsung phone
and the web is full of "Sammy Fanboys"

A lot can change in a couple years...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 00:41 4

2. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

It won't be changing anytime soon that's for sure. Nokia was never anything compared to Samsung and neither was apple.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 00:49 8

3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 417; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Nokia's pride made them go down.if they would have developed their own great OS "Symbian",they definitely would have been unbeatable for decades,intead they switch to another os(WP) .Symbian is so much resource friendly & functional than any current os out there.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 01:02

4. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

actually a lot in my place still has a nokia phone coz its just work the best (featurephone or whatever) they use it as a secondary phone.. they have an iphone but they also have a n8 and a featurephone...

same goes with samsung, a lot have samsung right now but they still hold onto their old nokia phones as their secondary phone

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 12:10 1

5. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

Nokia is still in with 21% market share. Great.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 18:28

6. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Im hurt no sony!!! Hahaha, cant wait for 2nd Quarter, where the real battle begins, S4, XZ and 1

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