Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday July 31, 2011

Apple Ousts Nokia as Top Smartphone Vendor

For 15 years, Nokia has dominated the cellphone market as the number one company in global sales, but that run has ended with Apple taking the number one slot and Samsung taking over second place. Nokia global market share fell from a high of 38% last year to just over 15%. The overall market grew by over 11%, led by Apple and Samsung.

The shrinking feature phone market had a great impact on some of the world's largest suppliers of mobile phones, such as Nokia, which is losing share in the feature phone category to low-cost suppliers, said the report.