Nokia has been the worlds largest mobile phone maker for quite some time, and whilst the company hasn’t done well in recent years with smartphones, it has with normal mobile phones.
For the last 14 years Nokia has shipped more mobile phones than any other company, but according to research firm Strategy Analytics, that changed in quarter one of 2012, with Samsung shipping more mobile phones than Nokia.
According to the report, in quarter one, Nokia shipped a total of 82.7 million mobile phones, where as Samsung shipped a total of 93.5 million mobile phones.
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “Nokia’s global handset shipments declined a huge 24 percent annually to 82.7 million units in Q1 2012. Volumes were squeezed at both ends, as low-end feature phone shipments in emerging markets stalled and high-end Microsoft Lumia smartphones were unable to offset the rapid decline of Nokia’s legacy Symbian business. Nokia was the world’s largest handset vendor between 1998 and 2011, for 14 years, before finally yielding top position to rival Samsung this quarter.”
Samsung certainly has become a very popular brand for mobile phones and smartphones, and with new devices being released by the company on a regular basis we suspect they will become even more popular.
Source The Verge
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