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Iphone 4S fails to make top spot

Beaten by Samsung Galaxy S II, says Uswitch data
Wed Nov 02 2011, 11:45

CAPPUCCINO COMPANY Apple's Iphone 4S has failed to make the top spot as Samsung's Galaxy S II has maintained its lead, according to Uswitch data.

According to Uswitch's October mobile tracker, the Galaxy S II is the most popular handset for the sixth month in a row. The tracker ranks the most popular handsets based on live searches and sales.

Perhaps it's not surprising that the Iphone 4S entered the top ten in sixth place, as it did not launch until half way through the month, on 14 October. However, Uswitch's experts said they expected the strength of the phone to propel it to "a much higher rank".

Next month, the Galaxy S II will face competition from a full month of Iphone 4S online availability, as well as Nokia's recently launched Lumia 800 and Samsung's own Galaxy Nexus.

Sony Ericsson fell out of the charts once again, leaving the top ten phones in October comprising just three manufacturers - Samsung, Apple and HTC. Two HTC phones - Sensation and Wildfire - each fell three places in the rankings.

Meanwhile, Google's Android powered eight of the top ten handsets.

Uswitch's Ernest Doku said he expects to see new handsets "shake up the mobile chart", adding that the Iphone 4S has seen "a solid - if slightly underwhelming - start". µ


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