ABI Research‘s Q2 2010 phone sales figures are in, and as expected, Nokia still ruled the roost as far as sheer volume goes. (Remember that it was also last year’s number one not only in the Philippines but in the world.) However, as the smartphone wars heat up, the Finns also saw their market share dwindle. A sign of the times and products that need an upgrade, perhaps?
|Shipment (in millions)||Growth|
|Vendor||2Q 2009||1Q 2010||2Q 2010||QoQ (1Q10-2Q10)||YoY (2Q09-2Q10)|
|Totals (Top 10)||241.0||252.5||263.4||4.3%||9.3%|
|Totals handsets shipped||269||303||321.2||6.0%||19.4%|
Note: Figures only include handsets sold to the retail channels and not directly to consumers. Figures for several vendors were ommitted for reasons owing to competition
The figures don’t show, though, that Nokia‘s overall market share dipped to 36.4% in the second quarter. ABI likewise said that while the Finnish company is still doing well at lower price points, it’s having a hard time coping with the Androids, BlackBerrys, and iPhones of the world. To get new revenue streams, it’s out to improve Symbian, launch MeeGo, and push the adoption of Ovi services.