Samsung unseats Nokia in home market of Finland, says IDC


Nokia is no longer the top mobile phone seller in its domestic market, according to figures from IDC: Samsung has taken the top spot with 36.1 percent of market share in Finland, squeezing its rival into second place with 33.6 percent. The South Korean manufacturer shipped 211,000 devices in the country in the first quarter of this year, said the research firm, next to 196,000 from Nokia.

This marks a stark change from IDC’s research a year ago, when Nokia commanded a 48 percent share to Samsung’s 28 percent. In 2010, Nokia’s share was 65 percent. The new statistics were first reported by Finnish site Digitoday and later provided to the Wall Street Journal.

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