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Strategy Analytics found that Apple shipped about 17.7 million phones for the fourth quarter

A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that Apple was the No. 1 phone vendor in the U.S. for Q4 2012.

According to the report, which was conducted by Strategy Analytics' Wireless Device Strategies service, Apple became the No. 1 mobile phone vendor for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2012. It grabbed about 34 percent of the market in that three-month period.

Strategy Analytics found that Apple shipped about 17.7 million phones for the fourth quarter, which was a healthy increase from 12.8 million shipped and 25 percent of the market share in Q4 2011.


The report noted that Samsung, the hardware maker for many popular Android smartphones, was nipping at Apple's heels with 16.8 million mobile phone shipments in the fourth quarter, giving it 32 percent of the market share. This was a nice 5 percent jump for Samsung from Q4 2011.

LG landed in third place with about 4.7 million phone shipments and 9 percent of the market share in Q4.

Mobile phone shipments overall grew 4 percent for the quarter compared to Q4 2011, jumping from 50.2 million to 52 million in the U.S.

Source: Strategy Analytics



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RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 9:45:28 AM , Rating: 2
"This is just you defending your own ego because, for some reason, it just irks you to the core that people are choosing Android over iOS 5:1. For WHATEVER reason"

Ding ding ding ding... We have a winner. He just can't seem to accept that 5 of 6 people choose Android so he needs to belittle it at every chance with paragraph after paragraph of his own skewed perspective. I agree taken, t iPhone is the best phone for you. Now leave the rest of us alone and enjoy your phone. We can have our vastly superior feature SRT and screens and you van have your GPU and non update updates. Peace for us all


By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 9:47:09 AM , Rating: 2
Damn typos and spell checker... Feature set.


By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 2:47:28 AM , Rating: 2
I don't care that Android is selling 5:1, as I said many times, I think its great, but these aren't high end products here.

Say that you're proud that the bulk of growth in Android sales are in low end featurephones and dumbphones being sold and I'll back off. I don't care about the low end market and I didn't think anyone else here did, but if you truly are psyched about the high sales of low end devices then I'll stop.


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