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Samsung, LG capture almost half of North American handset market?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Aug 2009 19:00 User comments (2)

Samsung, LG capture almost half of North American handset market? U.S. market research firm Strategy Analytics (SA) is reporting that two of South Korea's top consumer electronics manufacturers have captured almost half of the North American mobile handset market in Q2 2009. It reports that Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. had a combined market share of 47.3 percent during the quarter in North America.
Samsung sold more units than LG, with a total of 11.7 million Samsung handsets being sold in the United States and Canada during the quarter. This converts into about 24.7 percent of the market share in the region. LG manufacturers handsets sold 10.7 million units in the region during the quarter, representing about 22.6 percent of the market.

In contrast to these figures, Nokia Corp., the Finland-based handset maker that dominates the global market outright, captured just 6.8 percent of the market, down from 7.9 percent in Q1 2009. The success of the Samsung and LG phones is attributed to both companies stepping up efforts in the region to provide a diverse range of products.

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112.8.2009 1:32

Nokia does so crap cause they have NO PHONES HERE! Makes me mad cause they're so awesome but not all of them hit North America. Based on what my friends have, I think Samsung phones are just crap and LG too, except for my Voyager which seems to be pretty decent (almost like a Nokia) but I know one of my friends is on her third Keybo (Env2 for the Americans) and another had a Chocolate which just fried itself somehow...

212.8.2009 15:33

Love my Samsung Eternity and so does everyone I know who has one.

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