Thursday, November 10, 2011

Samsung Leads 3 Big Mobile Phone Markets Worldwide

Samsung Electronics topped the mobile phone markets in North America, Western Europe and Latin America in the third quarter of the year.

U.S. consultancy firm Strategy Analytics on Wednesday said Samsung took 30 percent of the market in North America, 38.1 percent in Western Europe and 25.6 percent in Latin America.

Samsung overtook the world's leading handset maker Nokia in Latin America for the first time. It topped North America for the 13th quarter running and Western Europe for the second quarter.

But Nokia led the other three markets, Asia (28.1 percent), Central and Eastern Europe (46 percent), and the Middle East and Africa (52 percent).

Overall, Samsung took a 22.8 percent share in the global market, behind Nokia's 27.2 percent, but the six global markets are now divided evenly between the two firms.

But Samsung had a substantive advantage. Nokia took larger shares in developing markets, while Samsung finished top in advanced markets.

Strategy Analytics described Samsung the "king of developed markets."

LG Electronics came third worldwide.

Source: Chosun Ilbo

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