Nokia loses number one spot in Finland to Samsung

Nokia loses number one spot in Finland to Samsung
For the first time, Nokia’s market share fell from the top spot in its home market of Finland, giving way to the juggernaut that is Samsung.

During the first quarter of 2013, Nokia moved 196,000 devices to Samsung’s 211,000 units sold according to research from IDC. Nokia’s market share in its home country fell to 33.6%, down from over 48% a year ago.

Samsung has proven to be the manufacturer to beat in the global market and Nokia is not the first OEM to feel the pressure. Apple not only competes with Samsung, but is also Samsung’s customer and we all know that the two are embroiled in a never ending legal contest. In fact, all the other manufacturers have suffered at Samsung’s success, Motorola, BlackBerry and HTC as well.

In fact, Nokia should be credited that it has been so effective at fending off Samsung. While Nokia is a few shipments shy of Samsung in Finland, in India, the two are fighting it out where Nokia has been outselling Samsung in the feature phone segment and is making headway with affordable smartphones like the Lumia 520. Samsung leads Nokia in smartphone shipments by a wide margin, however that is very small segment of the Indian market.

In volatile, developing markets like India, that is a good showing and a keystone to Nokia’s continued success. Still, Nokia needs developed markets like North America and Europe to buy up its high-end devices, devices that drive advanced features and attract higher margins.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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85 Comments

1. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Samsung Domination!!!! O.o [+]

47. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

samsung eating nokia..... lol

57. SleepingOz unregistered

I wonder where are papss, polrt, TheBitterTruth, jackhammeR and co now? Probably busy swallowing the bitter truth! hahaha

64. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmao. True there not here, cause of shame and disgrace, humiliated. There hiding, o come on don't be shy show you're selfs up... ®

72. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

stfu, troll

71. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

and what's the bitter truth? That's how it works, pal. Nokia was on top once, now it's turn for samsung. Who knows what future holds. Maybe Nokia will come back as the number 1 when microsoft lifts up hardware restrictions. maybe another gamer will turp up (from far asia for example) I have better things to do than waiting till some kid hiding behind a "sleepingoz" nickname spit out some meaningless comments.

80. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Here I am. And you know what is TheBitterTruth? Nokia Dominates the phone industry for a decade with its own designed OS "Symbian" and not with others (like Android). Well its the 3rd year that Samsung is ahead of Nokia. Congo.. but do not forgot that Nokia dominates the phone industry for more than 15 years. 15 years >>>>>>> 3 years THEBITTERTRUTH!

59. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Samsung products should be banned from using all versions of Microsoft OS, including WP, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7/8, Win Server, etc. Nokia, Asus, Lenovo, HP, DELL, ACER, and others can take their place...

81. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Is there any WP of Samsung out there? Really? I mean really? THEBITTERTRUTH!

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh my god, Samsung is strong like a boss! But don't worry, Nokia still have India right? Keep it up, Nokia! You will outsell Samsung one day.

19. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

LOL not in this life time

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And how do you know that? Because you look like Eddie Murphy?

23. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Nokia will never be samsung and that's a meme of Carlton from the fresh prince of bel air not me

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

But you can't just assume Nokia will never be Samsung, you're not an analyst, and how do you know that? You traveled here from 2020 with the Samsung Galaxy Time Machine? And I know that avatar is not you, but that guy kinda looks like Eddie Murphy. lol

27. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

By 2020 Samsung will have phone with gigabit speeds which they're testing now Nokia fell under before and its likely to happen again

60. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

You should know that. There is LG and Hwawei and Zte.....

67. taikucing unregistered

And by 2020 Nokia will still use the same old dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon & 1 GB RAM. Forever the same specs. Only increasing the camera resolution. Stupid Nokia with its chessboard OS.

39. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Please stop! Alfonso Ribeiro looks absolutely nothing like Eddie Murphy.

42. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, okay. Whatever man.

44. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You're still cool in my book.

45. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thanks! You're cool too!

49. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

xperiaDROID is the coolest person on PA!

50. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thanks bro! eisenbricher is the BEST!

56. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol I also downthumbed this man xD

58. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I knew it was you, thanks for the downthumb wierdo. I was being sarcastic just now. :P

82. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Lovely kids.

73. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..and parents probably have just bought you a samsung ace to cheer you up

3. donjunior

Posts: 50; Member since: May 28, 2013

Samsung Go Go Go! Samsung is the New King. The new innovative company.

35. Kurai unregistered

"innovative" . . . yes, the new king but it will not be forever ;)

83. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Go go go away! Go in the galaxy from out of this earth and produce your plastics there! THEBITTERTRUTH!

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