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Thursday, 24 November 2011 12:02

China is the biggest smartphone buyer

Written by Nick Farell

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Nokia has a third of the market

China has replaced the US for the first time to become the world's largest smartphone market. It is the first time that China has pushed ahead of the US in terms of the number of smartphone shipments.

More than 23.9 million devices were delivered to operators in the country during the third quarter, compared to 23.3 million in the US. According to beancounters at Strategy Analytics China smartphone shipments increased by a sizable 58 percent over the previous quarter, whereas in the US they fell by 7 percent.

Strategy Analytics director Tom Kang said there are some oddities in the Chinese market. Nokia, which is becoming forgotten in the Western markets, currently enjoys the biggest share of the country’s smartphone market, with 29 percent of all sales in the third quarter, though both Samsung and Apple are threatening the Finnish company’s dominance.

Strategy Analytics said that China is now at the forefront of the worldwide mobile computing boom and has become a large and growing smartphone market that no hardware vendor, component maker or content developer can afford to ignore.


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-2 #1 STRESS 2011-11-24 13:29
*lol* the US dominance is now even over in that sector
 
 
+1 #2 Haberlandt 2011-11-24 15:26
Yet because of it's huge population, China can also be the country where you could find the largest amount of people without a smartphone.

What matters is the smartphone penetration, the percentage of the population which owns a smartphone. I believe it is lower than the percentage found in western world countries.
 
 
0 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-11-24 15:34
So two thirds are smartphones and one third are dumb nokias. Gotcha!
 
 
0 #4 Memristor 2011-11-24 15:51
Is Nokia selling the WP7.5 based Lumia 800 in China? If not then those are all Symbian devices. No wonder Symbian is holding on to their top spot for phone OS's.
 
 
0 #5 evolucion8 2011-11-26 17:53
Quoting STRESS:
*lol* the US dominance is now even over in that sector


Another U.S.A. hater who lacks of objectivity and instead of posting useful things, she choses to be a dumbass, pitify.
 

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