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Samsung passes Nokia to become world's largest handset maker

Friday 27 April 2012 | 10:03 CET | News
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Samsung passed Nokia to become the world's biggest mobile phone maker in the first quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. The market researcher estimates that Samsung sold 93.5 million handsets, versus a reported 82.7 million at Nokia. Samsung took a record 25.4 percent of the market, up from 19.3 percent a year ago. Nokia fell to 22.5 percent from 30.4 percent in the year-earlier period, ending its 14-year reign as the world's biggest handset vendor. Samsung was also the top smartphone seller in the quarter, passing Apple to reach a 31 percent market share. Samsung's smartphone sales rose

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Companies: Apple / Nokia / Samsung
Countries: World
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