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Vuclip Releases Global Mobile Devices Rankings for Q4 2012

Samsung's Galaxy S III Makes the Greatest Gains; iPhone Continues to Hold Leadership Spot

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Global interest is bubbling up for the Samsung Galaxy S III, even as BlackBerry retains a strong hold on much of the global mobile handset market. This is according to Vuclip's Global Devices Ranking Q4 2012 published in its January 2013 Global Video Insights report.

At the top of the Q4 2012 Global Mobile Devices Rankings, there were no notable changes, with the iPhone remaining dominant. Further down the list, the quarter saw the continued growth of Android under Samsung, led by the Samsung Galaxy S III, which leapt 18 places in just three months. Feature phones continued to slide, while Samsung's low-end Android handsets, the Galaxy Y and Galaxy Ace, moved up the list with modest strength. There was one bright spot in Nokia's line. The Nokia E72 rose five spots against expectations. This was not a rally for Symbian as a whole, however, as the newer Nokia 5233 shed ten spots. This may indicate that the utilitarian hardware features of the older E72 have a lasting appeal that the conventional touchscreen 5233 lacks.

Here are the top 10 devices, ranked by video views, globally:


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Q4 Rank     Vendor          Model                     Q3 Rank
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      1     Apple           iPhone                          1
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      2     RIM             BlackBerry 8520                 2
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      3     RIM             BlackBerry Bold 9780            3
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      4     RIM             BlackBerry 9300                 4
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      5     RIM             BlackBerry 9900                 6
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      6     RIM             BlackBerry 9700                 5
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      7     Samsung         GT-I9100                        8
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      8     Nokia           C3-00                           7
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      9     Samsung         Galaxy S III                   27
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     10     Nokia           E5                             10
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"We are seeing the shift we predicted with the advent of larger screen, low cost smartphones," said Nickhil Jakatdar, CEO, Vuclip. "Our branding, content provider and carrier partners tell us that the data we can provide is unparalleled by anyone else in the space. Stay tuned in 2013 to see how we package these data insights in more interesting ways."

As the world's largest independent mobile video and media company, Vuclip offers a unique perspective on global and regional trends in search and viewing habits, as well as the top devices in use. This data includes rankings for the most popular videos and the top devices used to watch those videos based on more than 750 million video views per month. Vuclip's monthly Global Video Insights Report is a resource for those who watch consumer trends, such as advertisers, mobile carriers, content providers and the mainstream public.

About Vuclip
For millions of people around the world, Vuclip is an essential part of their daily lives. Vuclip serves video on-the-fly, on any device, and in any country, providing unparalleled reach for its partners. Every day Vuclip delivers more than 25 million videos to consumers all over the world. Vuclip is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai, Shenzhen and Beijing. Check out Vuclip on your phone: m.vuclip.com.

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