Handset Country Share Tracker

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

March 23, 2013 02:52 nmawston

According to our Handset Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the French mobile phone market dipped -6% year-on-year in Q4 2012. This followed flat growth in the prior three quarters of 2012 as the country struggled economically. Free Mobile, a challenger operator with low prices perfectly suited to the tougher economic times, is making a serious dent in the French cellphone market. Its main device partners are Samsung and Apple, who dominate shipments there. This published report, available to clients, tracks mobile phone vendor market share at the four major French operators -- Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile -- from Q1 2009 to Q4 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual handset brands at the operator level in Western Europe's third largest cellphone market.


January 17, 2013 15:57 sbicheno

Samsung, the leading handset provider based in South Korea, recently announced that sales of its Galaxy S series have exceeded 100 million units since the launch of original Galaxy S around two years and seven months ago.

The original Galaxy S sold 10 million units within its first seven months, eventually topping 24 million sales, while the Galaxy S2 topped 10 million within just five months - eventually reaching 40 million units sold. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 sold 20 million units in 100 days and sales have already exceeded 40 million.

Clients of Strategy Analytics Handset Country Share Tracker (HCST) service can access detailed data on global shipments of the leading smartphone models in this report: Global Smartphone Shipments by Family / Model: Q3 2012.