According to Juniper Research Apple managed to win the smartphone war in last year’s final quarter with Samsung close on its heels.

The online scratch card market has had one of the best growths in sales due largely to the record global sales of smartphones.

Mobile online gambling apps are a standard for all online scratch card players these days. All major online scratch card operators have been working on developing the best mobile online gambling apps for their online scratchcards.

The fact that online scratch cards are more accessible than ever before has lead to a steady growth in the online scratch card market.

Apple managed to sell over 37 million iPhones during the December quarter which gave Apple a massive 25% of the smartphone market share.

Samsung came in a close second place and managed to capture 21.7 % of the smartphone market mainly due to the popularity of its Galaxy smartphone products. Samsung has performed extremely well in grabbing 22% of the market share in 2011 as this is a huge increase from their 4.7% market share they had in 2010.

Apple’s record breaking sales can be attributed to the release of the iPhone 4S and also the marketing plan of apple to sell their older iPhone models at a discounted price. By doing this Apple managed to capture a large portion of the potential Samsung smartphone buyers.

Apple’s marketing strategy includes selling the iPhone 4 for just $99 and offering the iPhone 3GS for free with a two-year standard contract.

Apple has just now managed to keep up with demand for the iPhone 4S in contrast to early January where the waiting period was 3-5 days.

Online scratch cards are ideally suited for mobile gaming apps as there is no need for prior experience or knowledge before playing. All that needs to be done to start winning is the touch of a button and you are on your way to winning instant cash prizes on your online scratch cards.

Other smartphone manufactures such as HTC managed to see an increase in their ales from the previous year with over 12.1 million smartphones sold last quarter.

RIM’s Blackberry shipments were steady with 14.4 million in sales which was only a slight decrease from the previous year.

Nokia is looking to renew its smartphone market with the introduction of Microsoft’s Windows Phone as their smartphone sales fell over 31% from the previous year.

The smartphone industry as a whole experienced tremendous growth with over 149 million smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a whopping 470 million for 2011 as a whole.

The growth of smartphones is set to continue to improve the online scratch card market in a big way.

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