Nokia was the top handset manufacturer in 2011 says report

Nokia was the top handset manufacturer in 2011 says report
According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, not only did the Apple iPhone recapture the global smartphone lead with an amazing fourth quarter of 2011, it also achieved its highest all-time marketshare amongst all mobile phones worldwide. With 8.3% of the global marketplace for all mobile phones, Apple trailed frontrunners Nokia (25.5%) and Samsung (21.3%). For the entire year, Apple is said to have sold 93 million copies of the Apple iPhone for a 6% slice of the pie.

Nokia shipped 417.1 million handsets in 2011, including 113.5 million in Q4 alone. According to the report, the Finnish based manufacturer was led by its dual-SIM powered low-end models in Southeast Asia. Initials shipments of the Windows Phone packed Nokia Lumia did not make up for the decline in Symbian powered models. With 327.4 million handsets sold in 2011, Korea's Samsung was number two with a 21.1% share for the year. For the last three months of 2011, Samsung sold 95 million units for a 21.3% marketshare. The company was led by its popular Samsung Galaxy S II unit.

source: StrategyAnalytics via AppleInsider



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24 Comments

1. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

of all the people that i know i know 3 people with samsungs ( 2 low end and 1 galaxy s) 2 people with htc's (1 android and one wp) atleast 50 people i know bought nokias this year ( with me its about 51 people) 1 person i know is with a s60 lg from 2009 i aint suprised that nokia is in the top in my school almost everyone thinks nokia are the best

13. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Where are you from? I can't really think of anyone that I know that has a Nokia.

15. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

The new Lumia series from Nokia seem's to be a hit so far, over a million sales in only 6 or 7 countries (not including the United States). Maybe Nokia N9's.. but about from that I agree.. 50 people seems too high a number for 2011/2012.

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Keep in ind Nokia has very strong non-smartphone sales, especially in "developing countries", that is, countries that until recently didn't even have cell phones, or if they did, were only for the very rich

18. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Bulgaria and in this country Nokia is still the best of the best

2. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

Last year nokia WAS on the top but this year Samsung IS the leader... Just wait to buy my new GSIII which will break all the records;)

11. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lmao! how come GSII didn't break records last year while nokia was quiet(sleeping) but this year when Nokia is uP n ruNNing?!

3. hotspot

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 25, 2012

nope dude..nokia going to lunch n8 successor and windows apollo.which ld make turn to nokia hope, both divice ld sell more then 35 million units ..

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

dude noone said that nokia will launch one! and grammar please

9. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

I think it's pretty clear that there will be an N8 successor of some sort now (mynokiablog has prlenty of evidence of this happening) but it will be a Symbian device first. The photo processing software for WP7 isn't as robust as Symbians yet and so it seems reasonable that if Nokia had an n8 successor it would be symbia first, as it would be bad to come out with it on WP7 and the photo's not be that good.

16. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

I can't see any way how Symbian is as good as Windows Phone 7. That's the reason everyone swapped AWAY from Symbian!

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Try both and you'll see. WP7 is great, but Symbian is as customizeable as Android, (possibly moreso) if you know what you're doing. It's just older

5. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

No one can BEAT NOKIA! Nokia still number 1!

6. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

They are reduced in market share but they will be back soon

7. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Five words NOKIA LUMIA 900 FOR 99$ nothing left to say,

8. MickDM

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

is this article about apple or nokia? ijs ;)

10. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 2010

Nokia is number one in cheap and crabby phones maker.

12. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

.....??? *ure a SaD OlD mAn*

14. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

here in philippines, especially in my school. All students including our instructors are all using nokia phones. From N8 to the dual sim phones. Im using nokia because its really durable + good service centers.

22. gkquiambao

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Im also from the Philippines and here in my company, almost 94% have android phones, 3% iphones, 2% blackberry and 1% nokia -in the intellectual part of the community, android is the main choice

24. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

we are on a different environment... remember... we are on school.. you are on a company. our parents gives us money... while you earn more money than us... which means you can afford those expensive android phones while we students cant.. remember... you earn your own money while we beg for it... and in reality... the 94% android users that you mentioned really dont know how to use THE ANDROID... =D

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

The reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated? (Well, maybe not 'greatly' but Nokia is still a major player.)

19. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I don't know who Total is but they are definitely doing the best!

23. gkquiambao

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

the title says "Nokia was the top handset manufacturer in 2011 says report" *but why does the first paragraph about apple? phonearena really likes apple? hmmm....

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