Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2012 00:04 UTC
In the News A fascinating difference in smartphone buying behaviour got highlighted today. In the US, Apple has double the market share of its nearest competitor, Samsung. However, in The Netherlands, the swamp I call home, the situation is completely reversed; Apple sits at 10% of the smartphone market, Samsung at 19.6%. Is this indicative of Europe as a whole? Could German, French, Polish, British, Spanish, Italian, etc. readers give local information from their own countries? I'm intrigued.
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by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 14th Jul 2012 01:56 UTC
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I can't find any reliable stats about Italy, but I suspect Samsung wins by a large margin. I know many more people who own a Samsung, including myself, than people who own an iPhone.
That is also because of what gan17 says, Samsung doesn't only offer the top, like the Galaxy S2 or S3, they also offer more affordable devices.
That is the problem with Apple: whatever they do, they cater only to the wealthy.

Edited 2012-07-14 02:00 UTC

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