The growth across the board though has been at Samsung’s expense. Other manufacturers have remained largely static, with Alcatel, LG and even Apple seeing incremental gains.
Over the past year, Samsung has seen its share contract from a robust 38% to 27%. Nokia has managed to bring to market a number of highly affordable devices to market and that, along with carriers that are more than happy to tout the brand along with Windows Phone, have made a compelling value proposition to consumers.
Earlier this year, Andrei Dubovskov, CEO of Russia’s largest carrier, MTS, noted that it was going to be making a big push to promote Windows Phone since it stopped selling the Apple iPhone. Dubovskov pined about the costs involved to buy and sell the iPhone, leaving the carrier with little revenue to show for it.
Samsung’s vast portfolio allows the Korean giant to have something for everyone, and we would not begin to write the conglomerate off by any means. However, this turnaround for Nokia is also indicative of the Finnish legend’s capabilities to play on a global stage and deploy a myriad of products with great build quality.
sources: Vedomosti.ru via WP Central
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It is normal cuz russians doesnt buy smartphone
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 5:14 PM 8
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If it is not a secret, from what country you are?
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 5:52 PM 5
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No.1 like a boss.
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 5:16 PM 20
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Euroset is a big retailer in Russia. The data is for their retail sales only, not for entire country. BTW, Nokia have dropped in value even though their shares increased. Nokia's share in terms of value is 15%, down 23%. Samsung is same at 32%.
posted on Sep 16, 2013, 3:31 AM 0
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Russia the coldest country in the world. Never wonder which tactile phone are running ok with gloves???? >> NOKIA Imagine you live there do you seriously a smartphone that require you to remove you gloves even to answer a call! In russia Apple Fanboyz dont have fingers coz they're frozen :))
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 6:43 PM 22
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It's not clear if this is about all handsets or only smartphones.
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 10:24 PM 0
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You're right. This is probably all handsets, because window phones have only ~8% smartphone market share in Russia. Nokia has less than 8%.
posted on Sep 15, 2013, 10:59 PM 0
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Nokia is making a great smartphones and it has nothing to do with anything. This is fact that Nokia came back with a great smartphones with high quality. Nokia Lumia lines are very high quality and windows phone OS is getting more and more better.
posted on Sep 16, 2013, 9:23 AM 0
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