Handset Country Share Tracker

A vital tracking tool for helping companies measure the success of competitors and partners in their local markets.

May 11, 2012 09:07 nmawston

Mobile handset shipments experienced a slowdown in the United States and Canada in Q1 2012, while volume growth in Brazil and Mexico well out-paced the global +4% growth rate. Samsung maintained top spot in Brazil, while Nokia regained the leading position in Mexico. Apple continued to ramp up across Canada and the US, in both of which it holds a solid number two position thanks to an expanded operator presence and a multi-tier iPhone family. This published report, available for download to clients of our Handset Country Share Tracker (CST) service, tracks quarterly handset shipments and vendor marketshare for 4 major countries in North and South America from Q1 2009 to Q1 2012. They are Brazil, Canada, Mexico and USA.

May 4, 2012 23:39 nmawston

After much hype and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S3 superphone was finally introduced for its global launch in London, UK, on May 3rd, 2012. Running Android 4.0 in a thin slate formfactor, the S3 will rollout across more than 150 countries worldwide over the next few months. Has Samsung upgraded successfully from the previous S2 model to the new S3? Is Samsung’s Galaxy S3 a current or next Apple iPhone killer? We recently trialed the S3 and this published report from our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, available for clients, delivers our initial verdict.