HTC takes second place, sells 3 times more than Apple in Dutch smartphone market

Crowing about second place doesn’t often sound very good, but when we are talking about Nokia in the European market, that may be the best that’s available for very long time.  The company, as usual, dominated the 2 million Dutch smartphone market, taking 49.5% of  2008 sales.

Its when you come to number 2 that things get interesting. Windows Mobile champion HTC took 16.6% of the sales, way ahead of media darling, Apple’s iPhone, with only 5.6% of the market share.  The small Taiwanese company even beat global giant Samsung, who achieved only 14.4%, despite the very popular Samsung Omnia.

Of course this news should come as no surprise to regular readers, who will know we reported in October 2008 already that the HTC Touch Diamond was outselling the iPhone in that market.

See the full numbers here.



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