RIM sells more smartphones in India than Apple
| by Anuradha Shetty |
Apple has been outdone by RIM in India, the world's second largest mobile phone market, as far as iPhone sales are concerned, according to a Bloomberg report. The report further adds that it is Nokia Oyj and RIM that sell more smartphones in India, than Apple. According to IDC, the ones who carried out this research, as much as 15 percent of the smartphone market share in India is owned by RIM, 45 percent by Nokia and 21 percent by Samsung Electronics and Co. Apple, on the other hand, contributes to this pie, by adding a mere 2.6 percent.
Lagging behind in the Indian market
Infact, the report states that by June 30, of this year Apple had shipped 62,043 iPhones to India, which is less than the number of units it shipped to countries like Norway, Israel, or Belgium, the report further suggested. The Bloomberg report quoted a Scotia Capital Inc., Toronto analyst, who stated that the rather late beginning of 3G in India explains a lot for the current scenario, considering that a lot of iPhone features need supreme levels of 3G connectivity, which is still a luxury in India. RIM, on the other hand, he said had done the right things for itself.
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