Sales of multifunction devices increased 58% in China to reach a record 23.9 million units sold. Meanwhile, sales in the U.S. declined 7% to 23.3 million handsets.
The market research company attributes the increase observed in China with high discounts by operators, as well as the popularity of Apple’s iPhone and some models at low prices, including those proposed by the Chinese ZTE and with the operating system Google Android.
However, analysts at Strategy Analytics blaming the slowdown in the U.S. is that American consumers expect the next version of the iPhone.
Accordingly, the United States could reduce the gap even become an issue this quarter, said analyst Linda Sui, Strategy Analytics.
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “The United States remains the world’s largest smartphone market by revenue, but China has overtaken the United States in terms of volume. China is now at the forefront of the worldwide mobile computing boom.
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Exhibit 1: China Smartphone Shipments by Vendor in Q3 2011 1
|China Smartphone Vendor Shipments (Millions of Units)||Q3 ’11|
|China Smartphone Vendor Marketshare %||Q3 ’11|
|China Total Smartphone Growth Quarter-over-Quarter %||57.5%|
Exhibit 2: United States Smartphone Shipments by Vendor in Q3 2011 2
|United States Smartphone Vendor Shipments (Millions of Units)||Q3 ’11|
|United States Smartphone Vendor Marketshare %||Q3 ’11|
|United States Total Smartphone Growth Quarter-over-Quarter %||-7.4%|