Apple iPhone remains in 4th place behind Android smartphones according to latest social media monitoring report from DigitalMR

London (PRWEB UK) 24 April 2012

Social media research specialist The DigitalMR releases latest findings on what customers are saying about smartphones on the internet.

DigitalMR analyzed more than 300,000 comments from customers on smartphones December 2011 through January 2012 Nearly two-thirds (65%) of these customer views are positive, compared to 35% negative.

Android models are the most talked about brands of smartphones. Samsung attracts the most mentions with a market share of 34% of all positive comments and a 37% share of, negative comments small group. Next placed is HTC with 22% positive mentions and 18% negative, followed by Motorola with 11% positive and 13% negative.

Together, the three Android brands account for two thirds (67%) of all online customer feedback measured on smartphones.

The results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major smartphone brands: Apple, Motorola, Samsung, RIM (Blackberry), HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera and HP on September-October 2011

smartphone models established Apple and RIM (Blackberry) only account for 11% and 8% of the total comments were published respectively. Weak coherent parts Blackberry chat coincided with bad trade Q4 results, prompting her recent announcement “nofollow” to place more focus on the enterprise market.

DigitalMR analysis (supplied by SocialNuggets ) is based on comments posted by a range of relevant websites and open access platforms of social media. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the Internet, but also their sentiment -. If the messages are positive or negative in nature

Managing Director of DigitalMR, Michalis Michael commented: “Our social media monitoring over the last 6 months has consistently shown Android models like the most talked about brands. While Apple can at least rely on its strong presence in the tablet market, it seems RIM will return to its basic objective of corporate customers ”

All brands measured, achieve a positive net sentiment score (NSS) for December-Jan. NSS provides an overall percentage of net positive posts. The average NSS necessary for all brands measured is 30%. This shows customers are generally positive in their comments online.

Of the three major brands Android, HTC had a NSS of 39%, followed by a nominal rating of slightly below 27% for Samsung and Motorola for only 20% which was the lowest total of the NHS. Apple has reached the second highest at 24%. The NSS is more directed by Nokia (47%).

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DigitalMR measured thousands of customer posts on the services and functions assigned to smartphones.The issues “operating system” and features “Service” generate the most comprehensive reviews – both positive and negative.

“Battery” but attracted only 11% positive reviews, but 16% negative, while on the positive side for designers “Body” attracted a 17% share of positive feedback, but only 11% negative .

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About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. He is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to market research based on the Web. He specializes in the use of social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has developed new methods in online focus groups as well as tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the United States.

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