iPhone 5 is the commonest smartphone in the UAE this year so far
Those who travel far and wide will always tell us that the United Arab Emirates is a place of luxury, most particularly Dubai.
Doubt we do not, especially now we have seen official figures for the phones that are used over there at the UAE. We can say the people there crave for luxury, at least when it comes to smartphones.
Statistics released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) shows that during the first quarter of 2014, the iPhone 5 was the commonest smartphone in the UAE with 2.8 percent market share.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 came second at 2.7 % while another Apple smartphone, the iPhone 5S, came in at third position at 2.5 %.
Apple held the fourth position with the iPhone 4S holding 2.1 % while Samsung’s Galaxy S Duos (1.8 %) and Samsung Galaxy S4 (1.7 %) came fifth and sixth.
Nokia was the highest vendor of mobile phones (feature phones and smartphones combined) during the quarter. The Microsoft-owned company had 50.2 of th market share while Samsung and Apple held 19.3 % and 9.1% repectively.
The regulatory board said that 52 % of mobile phones registered in the UAE during the 2014 Quarter 1 were smartphones.
It further stressed that Facebook is the king of social media in the far east country. “Visits to Facebook accounted for 86 per cent of total visits to social networking sites, followed by Twitter with 12 per cent of visits, then LinkedIn, Maktoob and MySpace,” the board disclosed.
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