Nokia market share continues to plummet

Nokia market share continues to plummetThere’s no end of bad news for Nokia these days, or so it seems. No matter how you look at the figures, things are pretty dire.

Recently we heard that Samsung had overtaken Nokia in Western Europe, and new figures published by Gartner show that Nokia’s global market share continues to plummet.

The Finns still sit at the top of the table, true, but that 25% share is the lowest since 1997. The drop from Q1 2010 to Q1 2011 alone was over 5%.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple and HTC were the big risers. Their market shares crept to 3.9% and 2.2% respectively. Meanwhile, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Sony Ericsson all dropped.

As we mentioned earlier in the week, the same report shows that Windows Phone is still being outsold by Windows Mobile. Can the Nokisoft marriage pull Ballmer and Elop out of their respective slumps?

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JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2011 at 14:26

oh, poppycock :p
Samsung had "its strongest 1st quarter ever" but dropped in shares...

I love how the tone changes while Gartner rattle from make to make LOL

blizzard7  May. 21, 2011 at 15:16

The surprise for me is RIM actually increased units shipped by almost 30%. That's pretty good for a company that gets nowhere near the attention it used to! HTC could catch up pretty quickly, almost tripling shipped units within a year.


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