People people people, you are getting things mixed up. Nokia's smartphone marketshare is calculated SEPARATELY from their dumbphone marketshare. Nokia sold 78 million smartphones last year, this is smartphones no dumbphones are included. That 78 million is 40% of the total smartphone market, so they sell 40% of all smartphones sold worldwide. Nokia sold a total of 460+ million phones last year, this is smartphones PLUS dumbphones. This is 38% of ALL PHONES (dumbphones and smartphones combined) sold in the world.
So there you have it: nokia controls 40% of the smartphone market.
Nokia controls 38% of the TOTAL mobile phone(smartphones + dumbphones) market.
Hope u get it.
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2010S40 phones aren't smartphones? Whenever the almighty brand claims it captures x% of the smart... moreS40 phones aren't smartphones. Nokia's smartphone market share is only by S60 phones. Their N series S60s and the 5800 are very popular.
And if you compare S60v5 phones on Nokia Only against Iphones, Symbian is still in the lead.
3G does not mean having a touch screen, A 3G phone is one using UMTS or HSPA transmissions instead of GSM. They did not release a touch phones for some time because there were comfortable enough with their star at that time the N95.
Anonymous, 22 Mar 2010This just proves your ignorance. The S40 series are feature phones. Only S60 Nokia phones are ... moreS40 phones aren't smartphones? Whenever the almighty brand claims it captures x% of the smartphone markets, does it always EXCCLUDE S40? I doubt so.
The almighty brand owns over 50%+ of market share among all segments? If you ever read the news here regarding financial reports from the almighty brand, the figures top at 40% (actually a bit less), so the figures you quoted may apply where you live, but doubtfully worldwide. (maybe over 70% in Europe, but definitely less than 20% in US and Japan and Korea)
Now you want to compare sales of ALL S60v5 touchscreen phones from ALL the brands to iphone? Why not simply from any single brand? Why not just the almighty brand? Why the almighty brand REFUSED to release any touchscreen (3G) phones (don't tell me about 7700/7710, as I have never seen anyone using any of them) before iphones, if touchscreen is not the trend?
Nokia and Symbian? Ha.
They can't compete with Android. Are they really going to compete with Google search, Google Voice, Android Market, Google Maps, Google Earth, GMail, etc. all integrated into the OS? That's what an Android device gives you.
Symbian powered Nokia's give you the Ovi Store and a Navteq map that until very recently you had to pay for. They aren't going to get very far.
Competing with Android means competing with Google. Is Nokia really up for that?
Symbian's not dead but it is dying. The iPhone, Blackberries and Android will slowly eat Nokia/Symbian's market share elsewhere in the world, like they have in the US. Nokia will still be making lots of phones to be sure, but they just won't be that important when it comes to high-end smartphones. They'll be the king of dumbphones and low end smartphones (like the 5800 XM) in the future. They'll be the brand of choice in developing countries, while the developed world moves on to iPhones, Blackberries and Android.
BTW, Even Nokia S40 series feature phones are indeed smarter than Iphones!!
Anonymous, 22 Mar 2010No offense here, what % of those S40 users in Africa are really "smartphone" users? ... moreThis just proves your ignorance. The S40 series are feature phones. Only S60 Nokia phones are smart phones. Either way Nokia owns 50%+ market share on smart phones and also 50%+ market share on all cell phones. (basic, feature and smart)
Also you cannot compare Nokia 5800 with Iphone which costs 3 times more. Apple has only 3 phones out of which now only the 3Gs is common. Sure the Iphone sales is above the 5800 but if you compare the number of S60v5 (touch Symbian) phones against the Iphone OS phones sold, Symbian is in the lead. (these include 5800, N97, 5530, 5230, Satio, Vivaz, and that Samsung)
m_device, 22 Mar 201040% of of Nokia users are in Africa. Nokia sells more S40 phones than S60 and their Smartphone... moreNo offense here, what % of those S40 users in Africa are really "smartphone" users? I mean, how many of them really utilize the "smart" functions of these phones? (i.e. download programs)
Or do most of these people only use the phone for calls / SMS only?
[deleted post]40% of of Nokia users are in Africa. Nokia sells more S40 phones than S60 and their Smartphones. This is why they are n*1 in matter of sales. There are tons of S40 phones shimping in Africa every month.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2010No matter what any survey says, Symbian is an incredibly stable and powerful platform. It was ... more50% of the smartphone market? at lesat 50% of those users aren't really "smart" as I know, especially S40 ones...
se fan, 21 Mar 2010merely i dont accept this market prediction. According to me Window phone 7 series will eat a ... moreThe last WM6.1 phone I had "featured" the following:
Default OS language: Chinese but CANNOT be CHANGED back to English. View Chinese websites / characters being ok.
After upgrade to English OS, it CANNOT be changed back to Chinese, and I CANNOT view Chinese websites / characters.
Such was "not" a problem on WM6.0.
Can you tell me if WM7 has improved the problem I encountered? If not (due to licensing problem), I'll stick with my Android based Milestone, which is much much faster and easier to operate than the WM6.1 based A3100.
And if WM doesn't improve anytime soon, nobody will go back to WM.
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2010Check worldwide sales http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/23/smartphone-iphone-sales-2009-gartner... morebut in the end more people chose the (slim) iphone over the (brick) 5800....by 3-1 where I live.
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2010You think the Blackberry is expensive because you paid too much for it. In North America, Bla... moreWell, it doesn't really matter what the BB 9700 costs today cause it's 6 months later, cause the E72 costs 250 unlocked euros today where i live.
When BB 9700 was released i looked everywhere on the web, even in Canada to order it, and nowhere was it under 600 dollars.
Today it's a "old" phone, that's why the price went down, so did E72.
The difference is that Nokia E72 cost around 350 Euros when it was released, not 6 months later.
Anyway, the 9700 is goos at the basic stuff but the E72 still beats the living daylights out of it like i said before. So i was gonna change to Nokia, but they haven't announced anything new yet, so i goin Android.
Here's the problem for most people. They like Nokia, but Symbian has fallen behind. Just imagine what Nokia would accomplish if they built Android handsets.