In today’s headlines, both classic BlackBerry and Symbian powered handsets do not get much coverage anymore. Sadly, this is not necessarily correct – in some large countries in Asia, the platforms are still very popular.

The latest State of the Mobile Web report lists some interesting “top” devices:

Bangladesh – 68 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia 2700C
2. Nokia 5130
3. Maui E800
4. Nokia 2690
5. Nokia X2 00
6. Nokia X2 01
7. Nokia C1
8. Nokia C3
9. Nokia 6120C
10. Nokia N73

China – 859 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia 5130
2. Nokia 2700C
3. Sony Ericsson K800
4. Nokia 5233
5. Nokia 3208C
6. Nokia 5000
7. Nokia 2690
8. Nokia 5230
9. Nokia 2730C
10. Nokia 2220S

Hong Kong – 13 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Sony Ericsson W800
2. Nokia 5800
3. Nokia C3
4. Nokia 5130
5. Nokia 5230
6. Nokia 2700C
7. Nokia X3 02
8. Sony Ericsson i108
9. Sony Ericsson W705
10. Nokia 6120C

India – 752 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Nokia X2 01
2. Nokia 2690
3. Nokia 2700C
4. Nokia 5130
5. Nokia C1
6. Nokia X2 00
7. Nokia C2 00
8. Nokia 5233
9. Nokia C2 01
10. Maui E800

Japan – 121 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. Docomo T01C
2. Toshiba IS04
3. Samsun GT i9000
4. KDDI IS06
5. Docomo N07C
6. BlackBerry 9900
7. Docomo xperia arc
8. Docomo l04C
9. BlackBerry 9700
10. BlackBerry 9780

South Korea – 50 million handsets
Top 10 handsets
1. BlackBerry 9700
2. BlackBerry 9900
3. BlackBerry 9000
4. Nokia 5800
5. LG LU6800
6. BlackBerry 9780
7. Samsung SHW M210S
8. Nokia C3
9. Nokia N70
10. BlackBerry 9100

Of course, since Opera Mini is not available for Windows Phone 7, the platform cannot show up here. Also, iPhone users are unlikely to use the program – on high-end Android phones, it depends whether the user is tech savvy.

On the other hand, most of the people here already had to install one app to get onto the list. So, developing and localizing stuff might make sense…

Find out more via the URL below:
http://www.opera.com/smw/2012/07/

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2 Responses to “Opera: Symbian and BlackBerry still going strong in Asia”

  1. but right now in India, nokia is actually losing its charm…samsung is seriously doing some nice business ..but which is that model in 10 position in india category..Maui E800…i have not heard abt it..

  2. Hi,
    big thanks for talking back!

    Re the Maui: I have no idea myself, neither does Jatinder. if you do find out, PLEASE let us know!

    Tam

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