|Elisa Consumer||Elisa Business||DNA|
Best selling phones to retail customers in July 2012:
Best selling phones for business in July 2012:
DNA combined best selling phones in July 2012
1. Samsung Galaxy S III, and the iPhone 4S (1st place)
Finnish carriers Elisa and DNA have released their usual monthly list of best selling phones and it shows the assault of the Samsung Galaxy S III has hit even Finland, with the handset hitting the top spot on both Elisa, the countryâ€™s biggest carrier, and also DNA. In addition the iPhone 4S has had an unusual resurgence, given how close we are to the announcement of a replacement.
Despite this however the Nokia Lumia range have 4 out of 10 phones in the top 10 in both consumer and business on Elisa, and 2 out of 10 on DNA, who has been pushing the phone less.
In fact in Business the Lumia range have been doing particularly well, with Elisaâ€™s Anssi Okkonen noting that their cloud-based Office 365 buyers, of which they have 2000 business clients and 20,0000 users, have been increasingly buying the service in conjunction with the Lumia range.
Windows Phone in fact had a particular strong July according to statcounter, growing from 9 to 12% of the installed base and being close to overtaking Symbianâ€™s presence in the country.
It will be interesting to see if the OS can maintain the momentum in the coming months with the impending release of Windows Phone 8, but the Lumia 610 seems to be well-placed price-wise to give it a try.
Thanks Arun for the tip.