It was in 1998 , when Nokia overtook Motorola and got Top Rank in Mobile manufacturing and shipping arena.Nokia retained their number 1 position in Mobile manufacturing and market share for 14 years and Now South Korean Company , Samsung has beaten Nokia in terms of market share according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics.
Strategy Analytics report revealed that Samsung shipped 93.5 Million handsets in the first quarter of 2012 while Nokia shipped 83 million mobiles sets during the same period.
What helped Samsung to Get number 1 market share !
Well the credit Goes to Samsung Galaxy phones that accounted for profit worth 4.5 billion. Galaxy phones became very popular since they were launched also Samsung has been very active in launching the new Galaxy versions and upgrades.
What made Nokia fall !!
Well it might be due to Symbian OS phones. People are getting attracted to Cheap androids by Samsung than Symbian by Nokia. However Nokia Lumia series powered by Windows OS are very popular and featured among best smartphones.
Also see : Nokia Lumia 610 Review.
Also see : Apple new Ipad review.
Global mobile handset shipments
till 31st March , 2012 (Q-1)
|Mobile Company||Handsets Units Shipped (millions)||Market share|
SOURCE: STRATEGY ANALYTICS