iPhone makes up a third of all smart phone sales
Apple's iPhone owned a third of the smart phone market in November -- while Nokia's new Windows Phones is doing less well.
2011 was the year of the smart phone, and one smart phone outsells all others: the Nokia's new Windows Phone is doing less well.. Apple's smart phone owns a third of the smart phone market -- while
The new iPhone 4S was the best-selling phone in the last month, with nearly a quarter of all smart phones flying off shop shelves being a 4S, according to data from GfK quoted by the Financial Times.
Of course, we should note that Apple makes just three phones (albeit it still sells older models). By contrast, Samsung, HTC and others make a wider range and so any individual phone may not make as good a showing in the sales charts. Samsung claims it's, and the was the biggest-selling phone behind the 4S in the last month.
Meanwhile, if you add up the sales of every Android phone then .
But that said, the top 15 phone sales chart features no less than five versions of the iPhone, including the older iPhone 3G and 3GS. In total the various generations of iPhone make up more than a third of smart phone sales, according to GfK.
Of course, how many of those iPhone owners?
One phone notable by its absence from the sales charts top 10 is the Nokia Lumia 800. Nokia's great white hope is the first Nokia to be powered by Windows Phone and is backed by a huge marketing campaign. We , but it doesn't seem to have made an impact on the man in the street yet. Still, it's early days for Nokia and Windows Phone, with the and rumoured set to arrive next year.
One company with news to celebrate is BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, with three BlackBerry Curve phones in the top 10 -- small comfort after a year of.