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[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Yes, first they were forced to start using a BlackBerry as they are semi-important persons and not always behind their desk and then they had to pick another phone when we decided to get rid of the BlackBerries.

I make it a kind of hobby to spot 'n' identify technology people use. That I see more iPhones has nothing to do with me being Apple minded. I also see Android phone, but less. Apple sells many laptops, but these I spot much less. Acer and HP are the ones I spot most.

A couple of times I helped people with their Android phones. Today I sat for some time in a car trying to pair it to a Sony Xperia S. It didn't work, but don't get upset nor did my iPhone or Lumia. Turns out it's a crap Volkswagen from 2008. It does work with Nokia S40 phones.

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