Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 14:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Since I love making it seem as if The Netherlands is in any way relevant anywhere ever, here's the most recent market share figures for smartphones, released today, covering the month of August (there's a graph showing the figures for every month from August 2011 until August 2012). The iPhone has a market share of almost 20% - but Android is ravaging the market, and now holds a market share of 70% (!). Nearly 75% of all Android smartphones sold in The Netherlands are made by Samsung. If you take the entire phone market - including feature phones - the iPhone holds 13% (up from 8% in August 2011) and Android 47% (up from 30% in August 2011). Windows Phone barely manages to hold on at 1%, and the BlackBerry dropped from 13% to 5%. Interestingly enough, in this combined feature/smartphone market, nearly 50% are Samsung phones. This of course doesn't yet include the iPhone 5, so the next set of figures will most likely show a spike for Apple. Still, if The Netherlands is in any way indicative of the rest of Europe, it's no surprise Apple tends to focus on US figures during its presentations.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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i'm guessing people just whip 'm out more often.

As an actress said to a bishop.

I'm mostly surprised kids love BlackBerries. Well, I know it's for the BBM, but apart from that there isn't much fun stuff you can do with a BlackBerry.

Work related I see most people either getting rid or wanting to get rid of their BlackBerries.

They aren't that bad, but the app selection is small and the quality is mostly poor.

Regarding the spotting of iPhones I guess iPhone users wanted an iPhone and do things with it, Android users mostly just got a new phone for a nice price and it needed to have a web browser. They're not doing much with it. This would also explain why iOS devices cause so much more web traffic, they are used more.

We now have 5 people at work with an Android, only one is a power user and one also has an iPhone which he prefers. The other three are "dumb" users who were forced to get a smart phone.

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