Apple Now No. 2 Smartphone Vendor
October 28, 2011 by staff
Apple Now No. 2 Smartphone Vendor, Global shipments of mobile phones grew 14% annually to reach 390 million units in the third quarter, China-based ZTE past Apple to become the No. 4 provider cell phones in the world by volume.
The market research and strategy consultinganlysis published on Thursday the global shipping mobile phone data for the third quarter of 2011, and the landscape is changing. Nokia remained the top of the list and has sold 106.6 million mobile phones in the September quarter, and Samsung remained at No. 2 as mobile phone shipments exploded to 98 million units from 71.4 million in the same quarter last year. Read on to learn more.
LG managed to retain the No. 3 spot with 21.1 million phones shipped, but their advantage was reduced considerably and is likely to lose your balance during the holiday period as Apple and ZTE gain momentum. Sent 18.5 million ZTE mobile phones to jump into the No. 4 spot, up from 14 million units in the third quarter of last year, and Apple round out the top-5 with 17.1 million units, compared to 14.1 million in the third quarter of 2010 but down sequentially from 20.34 million.
“Despite the current economic volatility, global shipments of phones grew relatively healthy 14 percent annually to reach 390 million units in Q3 2011,” said Strategy Analyticsanlyst Alex Spector in a statement. “ZTE was the star, as captured 5 percent of the market and beat Apple to become the largest provider of mobile room. ZTE’s growth is being driven by the competitive prices of entry-level models for mobile features and Android smartphones. “The launch of the company’s full press release follows below.
Strategy Analytics: Global handset shipments reach 390 million units in Q3 2011
Boston, MA – October 28, 2011-According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global shipments of phones grew 14 percent annually to reach 390 million units in the third quarter of 2011. China’s ZTE beat Apple to become the largest supplier of phones in fourth place, while Samsung’s market share reached record levels.
Alex Spektor, senioranlyst at Strategy Analytics, said: “Despite the current economic volatility, global shipments of phones grew relatively healthy 14 percent annually to reach 390 million units in Q3 2011. ZTE was the star, and captured 5 percent of the market and beat Apple to become the largest provider of mobile room. ZTE’s growth is being driven by the competitive prices of entry-level models for wireless and mobile features Android smart. ”
Neil Mawston, director at Strategy Analytics, added, “Worldwide mobile phone shipments fell 3 Nokia percent annually to 107 million units in Q3 2011. The strong sales of Nokia’s entry level dual-SIM models in emerging markets were offset by lower demand for its high-end Symbian phones in developed regions. The latest Microsoft ads Lumia have come at a good time to help the stagnant volumes of Nokia smartphones. on the heels of Nokia, the Samsung runner continued to grow and reached a market share of all-time high of 23 percent, boosted by robust shipments of high-S2 Galaxy superphone range. ”
Other findings from the research include:
LG shipped only 21 million handsets worldwide in Q3 2011, as Optimus affordable A line of smartphones lost some momentum in the market;
Apple dropped to fifth place in our ranking of market share, as delays in launching the new iPhone 4S weakest quarter since the seller of the year.
Annex 1: Global phone shipments and supplier market share in Q3 2011
The phone’s global shipments (in millions) Q3 ’10
Global provider of mobile phones% Q3 ’10 market share
The global growth of mobile phone shipments year over year by 15.2%%
The full report, global shipments reach 390 million handset units in Q3 2011, is published by Strategy Analytics strategies wireless device (WDS) service, whose details can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/3tbnzb6.
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