“Apple’s iPhone 5 emerged as the most popular smartphone in the UAE in the third quarter of the year, with 2.8 per cent of the total marketshare,” Aarti Nagraj reports for Gulf Business. “The device replaced Samsung Galaxy S3, which was pushed to the second position with a 2.5 per cent share, according to data released by the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).”
“According to the report, 46 per cent of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks between July 1 and September 30 were smartphones,” Nagraj reports. “In terms of models, iPhone 4S came third with a 2.3 per cent marketshare followed by iPhone 4 and BlackBerry 9900 (both 1.8 per cent), Samsung S4 (1.6 per cent), Galaxy S Duos (1.2 per cent), BlackBerry Bold 9790 (1.1 per cent) and BlackBerry Bold 9780 with one per cent.”
“Overall, the report found that 56.2 per cent of the handsets in the UAE were manufactured by Nokia in Q3, down slightly from 56.4 per cent in Q2 2013,” Nagraj reports. “Nokia was followed by Samsung with a 16.4 per cent marketshare, up from 13.8 per cent in Q2, BlackBerry – 10.2 per cent, down from 10.7 per cent in Q2 and Apple – 7.8 per cent, higher than 7.4 per cent last quarter.”
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[Attribution: Patently Apple. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]