Top 10 mobile brands in India!

If you are doing anything remotely related to mobile phone and you are not in India then you are losing something. How else can you explain huge foreign investment in Indian telecom? How else would you explain the launch of a new brand every month? Mobile is the future for India, and mobile web is all set to bridge the digital divide. Search for wireless internet in India has doubled over the last 3 months. Tata Indicom, MTS and Reliance Netconnect who provide 3.2 mbps wireless Internet connections are quite popular. Good fodder for the 3G operators.

Nokia which is losing its market share to Micromax, Spice and G’Five has something to cheer about. It continues to occupy Indians mind space and that is translated to the mobile queries.

2 in every 5 web searches about mobile phone are for Nokia

Samsung which is gaining market share and ramping up its India operations and launches has two of its phone models – Samsung Corby and Samsung Champ figure in the top 10 list. Blackberry is the other phone maker which has a prominentSony Ericsson Samsung India Samsung Corby Samsung Champ Samsung Nokia X6 Nokia X3 Nokia X2 Nokia N8 Nokia India Nokia C3 Nokia 5239 Nokia 5233 Nokia 2690 Micromax LG Karbonn iPhone HTC Blackbery Apple place in the mobile related search queries as per Experian Hitwise

Top 9 mobile brands in India :

  1. Nokia 40.1%
  2. Samsung 14.3%
  3. Micromax 6.4%
  4. LG 2.8%
  5. Blackberry 2.0%
  6. Apple (iPhone) 1.2%
  7. Sony Ericsson 1.1%
  8. HTC 1.0%
  9. Karbonn 0.6%

Nokia phones are the most popular. The report by Hitwise, shows that 8 of the to 10 mobile phone models searched on the Internet are from Nokia. Most of the phones are new launches like Nokia N8, Nokia X6 and Nokia C series phones. No signs of Micromax or Spice phones but they should be lower down the order.

Top 10 mobile phone models in India :

  1. Nokia 5233 (2.55%)
  2. Samsung Corby (1.70%)
  3. Nokia X6 (1.56%)
  4. Nokia N8 (1.37%)
  5. Nokia 2690 (1.28%)
  6. Nokia X3 (0.94%)
  7. Nokia 5239 (0.86%)
  8. Nokia C3 (0.82%)
  9. Nokia X2 (0.79%)
  10. Samsung Champ (0.79%)

India might still be obsessed with Nokia. A different report from Opera shows that top 10 phone models used to access its mobile browser are of Nokia. Nokia 5233 finds a prominent place in both the lists.

Didn’t I tell you that Indians are price conscious? Now we got data to back that up.

1 in 5 mobile related search queries in India has the keyword price in it.