Source: Microsoft [TechNet]
quote: Becoming the no.1 in these countries might be easy by releasing cheap phones, but its still huge. And together with European Russia (thats alone 110million people) you are looking at 40-50% of the European population.
quote: Apple held 69 percent of handset profits earned in all of 2012, more than double that of the South Korean Samsung, which hauled in 34 percent of phone profits last year, according to Canaccord Genuity… By comparison, Nokia dropped to -2 percent of handset profits in 2012. The Finnish cell phone pioneer saw its profits flatline during the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Motorola and Sony handset profits were much better, along with LG ending the year with -1 percent. Although it ended the year as the third most-profitable handset maker, HTC struggled to post a profit of just 1 percent. In other words, Apple was 69 times more profitable.
quote: The Taiwanese mobile handset maker, HTC, showed the extent of the squeeze it is suffering from South Korean rival Samsung as it warned first-quarter revenues could fall 17% compared to the last three months of 2012, and operating profit margins could drop almost to zero. Profits for the fourth quarter had crashed by 90% year on year to just NT$600m (£12m) on revenues of NT$60bn, down 40%, the company said as it unveiled its annual results.