Samsung takes over as biggest smartphone seller, Apple #2

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Anyone who questioned why Apple has been focusing so much on trumping Samsung in the courts around the world can now have a better understanding as Samsung propelled ahead of Apple last quarter in world-wide smartphone sales.

Over 100 million smartphones were sold last quarter and 27.8 million of them were Samsung compared to 17.1 million iPhones.

“Samsung has come out with products that appeal to all the different form factors and specifications out there,” said T.Z. Wong, a Beijing-based analyst at researcher IDC. “That is a strategy they have executed very well.”

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  • Rfelgueiras

    those are projected numbers and they are shipped not sales. remember the HP touchpad? it had 250,000 units sitting at bestbuy un-purchased. they wanted HP to buy them back and eventually sold them at a loss. Shipped and sold is not the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    No way man, I dont even believe that. Not even for a second.

  • Bob

    Go Samsung!!!!

  • Congratulation for Samsung for reached at this point. To defeat Apple is very big achievement. Galaxy series of Samsung smartphones had played very crucial role behind this success of Samsung.

  • Samsung could be a real threat to Apple.  I have bought many Samsung products in the past and very happy with them.

  • So is it the individual units sold or the actual money made, because I know I can sell a lot more $20 products than $100!