8/17/2006 4:37:00 PM
Samsung claims double sales
Samsung claims its share of UK handset sales will double this month as compared to July, due to new products being brought onto the market and the appearance of the D600 on prepay.
The manufacturer's E900 and recently launched D900 handsets have both proven strong sellers over the past few weeks. The D600 remains a popular choice both on contract and prepay.
While having traditionally shunned the prepay market, Samsung MD Mark Mitchinson told Mobile this week that it was aiming to 'close a gap in the market' by encouraging prepay sales of older models. The Samsung C120, which is available for only £39.95, marks a move into new territory for the manufacturer as the first Samsung handset to make its debut on prepay.
This week's contract tracker shows five Samsung handsets in the top 20, including the E900 at position two and D900 at number seven. The D500 is the fifth most popular prepay handset while the D600 is at number 14.