iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2 lead Christmas sales charge

iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2 lead Christmas sales chargeThe Financial Times has been given a glimpse at a GfK report containing sales data from UK mobile networks for the four-week period ending December 9.

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 4S is top of the list with almost 25% of all sales. “Siri, why is the iPhone 4S so bloomin’ popular?” And heck, the older iPhones are in there too.

According to the Financial Times, “five versions” of the iPhone appear in the top 15 handsets for the first week of December. Presumably that’ll be the 8GB iPhone 4, 8GB iPhone 3G, and the three iPhone 4S offerings.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is reportedly still selling well, despite being several months old and having stiff competition from Sammo’s own Galaxy Nexus - the 4.65in Ice Cream Sandwich-rockin' beast.

There was also good news for Canadian manufacturer RIM (shock horror), as no less than three BlackBerry Curve variants appeared in the top 10 for the first week of December. Somewhat surprisingly, the BlackBerry Bold Touch didn’t fare quite so well.

Finally, the biggest disappointment was probably the Nokia Lumia 800, which has been heralded - mostly by Stephen Elop - as the saviour of Windows Phone 7. It reportedly failed to break the top 10 in its first weeks on sale. Eek.

Read more about: Apple iPhone 4SSamsung Galaxy S2Apple iPhone 3GSApple iPhone 4Nokia Lumia 800AndroidBlackberry OSiOSWindows Phone

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:25

No surprises, really.

Just one thing: the Blackberry Bold 9900 oughta be in the top 10. You people have no idea what you're missing. But hey. Good for me. Price will come down, and more Bolds for me :D

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:40

iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2 lead Christmas sales charge
Not exactly shocking. The Nexus is too expensive compared to the (arguably), better S2 and the Bold 9900 is too expensive for RIM's tarnished name (and it's underpowered hardware). Your standard consumer would just go for the phone with the best specs/biggest numbers (S2), or best brand name (Apple).

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 17:11

anyone else find the deal for the apple under the phone mildly amusing?

12 month contract 64gb iphone 4s

£210 upfront £51monthly (plus £6 internet add on) then downgrade @6 months to £41 a month plus £6 internet...

nearly 800 quid for a phone...

Certinfy  Dec. 20, 2011 at 17:38

No surprise why I bought a SGS2 and iPhone 4S this week then. Returned the SGS2 today though. :p

Didn't expect that for the Lumia 800 though, seems like such a good phone!


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