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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Samsung > Apple
by mfaudzinr on Sat 14th Jul 2012 06:51 UTC
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Malaysia: No statistics yet but in term seeing what people are carrying with them (I meet a lot of people daily), there's more Samsung than iPhone. The Note seemed to be extremely popular too. I carry one and I've seen quite a lot of people do to. Even Blackberries are still popular. I hardly see iPhone nowadays.

Another indication of how popular Samsung is, their Samsung stores are always swamped especially during the weekends but not so at the Apple stores.

One thing that is "Apple > Samsung" is tablets. It's iPad > Samsung/Android tablets. Still I see more and more people are carrying a Samsung tablet, specifically the 7" variation. A few used the tablet as the main phone even.

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