Blackberries officially gone: Meet the UAE's top 10 smartphones

Blackberries officially gone: Meet the UAE's top 10 smartphones
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Apple’s iPhone 5s retained its spot of being the most popular smartphone in the UAE during the fourth quarter of 2014.
Apple’s iPhone 5s retained its spot of being the most popular smartphone in the UAE during the fourth quarter of 2014.
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Apple’s iPhone 5s retained its spot of being the most popular smartphone in the UAE during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures released by the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The report found that between August 1 and December 31, 61 per cent of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks were smartphones.

The iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, Samsung Note 3, and Samsung S5 recorded an increase in marketshare during Q4 2014, while the Samsung S III, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and Samsung S4 LTE saw a drop in marketshare.

BlackBerry handsets disappeared in Q4 2014 from being within the 15 most commonly used smartphone handsets in the UAE, TRA said.

The report also found that the most popular mobile operating system used in the UAE was Android, with iOS also recording a rise in users.

Apple iTunes was the most commonly visited applications website, followed by Samsung Apps, Nokia OVI, Android Applications and Blackberry App World.

“The number of visits to BlackBerry and Nokia applications websites has been declining over time while the volume of visits to Apple iTunes and Samsung has been progressively increasing,” the report added. 

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SMARTPHONES IN Q4

1. APPLE IPHONE 5S
Marketshare: 4%
Launched In: 2013

2. APPLE IPHONE 5
Marketshare: 2.4%
Launched In: 2012

3. SAMSUNG S III
Marketshare: 2.1%
Launched In: 2012

4. APPLE IPHONE 6
Marketshare: 1.7%
Launched In: 2014

5. APPLE IPHONE 4S
Marketshare: 1.6%
Launched In: 2011

6. SAMSUNG S4 LTE
Marketshare: 1.5%
Launched In: 2013

7. SAMSUNG NOTE 3
Marketshare: 1.4%
Launched In: 2013

8. APPLE IPHONE 4
Marketshare: 1.2%
Launched In: 2010

9. SAMSUNG S5 LTE
Marketshare: 1%
Launched In: 2014

10. SAMSUNG S4
Marketshare: 0.8%
Launched In: 2013

 

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