Samsung Beats Apple, Nokia As World’s Largest Handset Maker

Samsung beats Apple, Nokia as world's largest handset maker

Samsung Electronics became the world’s biggest mobile handset vendor for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2012, capturing a quarter of the global market and overtaking struggling Nokia, according to data released Friday by London-based research firm Strategy Analytics.
In the quarter ended March, the South Korean electronics giant shipped 36 percent more handsets than a year earlier and also outsold archrival Apple in the smartphone segment. Samsung’s smartphone shipments more than tripled on robust demand for its Galaxy handsets, the research firm said.

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