Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia was once a very clear leader in the mobile phone world but soon became part of a very varied and exciting crowd. With a few strong phones including the N900 and N97 Nokia is now in poll position and stretched its lead by around 9 percentage points recently from second placed Samsung.
In the two months before Christmas Samsung held its place firmly at number one and topped the sales chart with around 33% market share the week before Christmas. This lead has since seen a dramatic 11% drop in market share leaving Nokia with a 30% share and consumer friendly phones X3 and X6 proving popular.
Market researcher GfK have measured the Weekly sales and have seen 3rd placed Sony Ericsson take a 3% loss even after the launch of the Aino, Satio and more recent Vivaz but has seen RIM’s BlackBerry over-take LG with an 11% share and an increased demand for business phones in the mass market.
Here at Mobiles Please we think it is great to see Nokia using innovative and interesting ideas giving users a range of fantastic devices and keeping competition high between all the manufacturers.