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Top 10 mobile vendors

Top 10 mobile vendors

1. After years of boom, the Indian mobile market shrank by 5 percent in FY 2011-12, compared to the previous year. But what about individual vendors? Did Nokia continue its domination, or did Samsung establish itself as the top dog?

Top 10 mobile vendors

2. The tenth spot in handset race was bagged by G'Five. The company that sells handsets under multiple brands saw a sharp decline in revenues. Next: LG

Top 10 mobile vendors

3. LG's new push in smartphone market helped the company bag the ninth spot. With a 20 percent growth in its revenues and the growing momentum of Optimus devices, it was one of only 4 in the top 10 list that saw a growth in revenues. Next: Spice.

Top 10 mobile vendors

4. Spice is another handset maker that had entered this arena with a big bang but witnessed a 57 percent drop in its revenue in FY 2011-12. Next: Huawei.

Top 10 mobile vendors

5. The Chinese manufacturer Huawei witnessed a 14 percent drop in its revenue earnings, just about edging Spice to claim seventh spot. Next: HTC.

Top 10 mobile vendors

6. HTC witnessed the maximum growth in the top 10, more than doubling its revenue to 923 crores. Next: Karbonn.

Top 10 mobile vendors

7. Karbonn went from strength to strength, doing especially well in B and C category cities. Next: RIM.

Top 10 mobile vendors

8. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) saw a 25 percent decline in revenues but managed to grab the fourth spot. The delay in the launch of BlackBerry 10 devices may spell another troubled year ahead. Next: Micromax.

Top 10 mobile vendors

9. Micromax saw a 14 percent decline in revenue, but held on to the crown of the biggest Indian manufacturer. Next: Samsung.

Top 10 mobile vendors

10. Backed by a strong performance of its Galaxy series of smartphones, Samsung not just managed to bag the second spot in this list but also posted a growth of 38 percent. Next: Nokia.

Top 10 mobile vendors

11. Nokia managed to hold on to the top spot for another year, though its revenues saw a 8 percent decline. Next: Summary.

Top 10 mobile vendors

12. It would be interesting to see if it holds on to its position next year in the face of an onslaught from Karbonn and Micromax at the lower end of the market, and Samsung and HTC in the smartphone segment. All figures courtesy Voice&Data. Next: Bonus slides - tablets!

Top 10 mobile vendors

13. The tablet market in India grew by a whooping 750 percent in FY 2011-12. So did Apple's iPad take the top spot or did Samsung and its countless Galaxy Tabs do the trick? Next: HCL.

Top 10 mobile vendors

14. Of all the budget tablet makers, HCL made a mark and managed to grab the fourth spot in a crowded market. Next: RIM.

Top 10 mobile vendors

15. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) came in third, helped no doubt, by the massive price-cut that the PlayBook saw after its initial launch at a not-so-attractive price. Next: Apple.

Top 10 mobile vendors

16. Apple captured 22.53 percent of tablet revenues with its iPad. Of course, these numbers don't include any iPads sold through unofficial channels, which is rather sizeable. Next: Samsung.

Top 10 mobile vendors

17. Samsung's strategy of having multiple tablets across various price points seems to have worked, and it emerged as the undisputed king of the Indian tablet market. Next: Summary.

Top 10 mobile vendors

18. Will the new iPad's timely launch in the Indian market help Apple make a dent in Samsung's lion share? FY 2012-13 should be interesting to watch.


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