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(September 09, 2011)
Beijing, Sept 9, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - According to the recent research of, the strong demand for Apple's iPhone and smart phones using Google's Android software makes the sales of the smart phones in the second quarter in Western Europe increase 48%. Meanwhile, the marketshare the previous market leader Nokia continued to decline. ( reports that in the first quarter of this year, Nokia's ranking in the smart phone market of Finland dropped to the second place. Apple exceeded Nokia and ranked the first. Samsung exceeded Nokia in the entire Finnish mobile phone market.

In the second quarter, Nokia s share in Western Europe' smart phone market reduced by half than the first quarter. Nokia's ranking dropped to behind Samsung, RIM and HTC. The Android smart phones produced by Samsung, HTC and Sony Ericsson and other manufacturers promoted the sales growth and captured the market share that Nokia's Symbian mobile phone lost. ( analyzes that due to the transition to Windows Phone, the market share of Nokia's Symbian mobile phone has declined. points out that different with the prosperity of the smart phone market, afterseven quarters of growth, the sales of the Western European mobile phone market in the second quarter fell 3%. The weak economy curbed the demand.

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