Nokia inched its share of the German handset market up 0.3 percentage points to 35.4% during the quarter ending in November, retaining the top spot, research firm comScore said.
Second-placed Sony Ericsson's share fell 0.2 points to 22%, while number three Samsung boosted its share 1.6 points to 13.4%. Motorola's share declined 1.6% to 8.2%, but the vendor maintained its fourth-place position. Siemens was fifth with 5.4%.
Overall, 51 million people aged 13 or older use mobile phones in Germany, ComScore said.
Symbian remained by far the most popular handset OS, but it lost 1.5 points worth of market share to end the quarter at 58.5%. Apple's mobile OS gained on number two Microsoft, ending the quarter with 15.2% share, compared to Microsoft's 18.4%.