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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by unclefester on Thu 11th Oct 2012 23:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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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.

A Blackberry is probably the best device out there for texting and emails. That's mainly what kids do.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sun 14th Oct 2012 15:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Probably not the best by now - and it's not even required, network effects are enough.

At my place it's, sure, texting and IM with kids ...but not BBM, Blackberry never took hold ( )

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