According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the German handset market grew by +4% year-on-year in Q3 2012, almost the same growth rate as the previous quarter. Economic headwinds continue to affect the German market, but less so than other countries in the EU like Greece. Samsung remained comfortably the leading vendor in Germany, but lost some marketshare, sequentially, to Apple following the launch of the iPhone 5. Meanwhile, Nokia inched up for the first time in nearly two years. This published report, available to clients, tracks quarterly handset vendor market share at the four major German operators -- T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2 and E-Plus -- from Q1 2009 to Q3 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual handset brands at the operator level.