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Apr 28, 2012

Samsung Overtakes Nokia as the World’s Biggest Phone Manufacturer

Samsung has just toppled Nokia's 14-year run as the world's biggest vendor of mobile phones in terms of shipments. In the first quarter of 2012 Samsung shipped 93.5 million handsets—36 per cent more than a year earlier—overtaking the Finnish phone giant who shipped a mere 82.7 million.

Bloomberg reports that it's Samsung's smartphones that have driven its sales, as it shipped a massive 44.5 million of the things in the first three months of the year. By way of comparison, Apple shipped 35.1 million units in the first quarter.

Nokia has been the world's biggest seller of mobile phone since 1998, a title which it snatched from Motorola. Remember those days, Moto? More here.

4 comments:

That Random Guy said...

WOWOW, props to Samsung.

Jim said...

Good job Samsung, I always wondered where Nokia went, they're just under the boat now...

R said...

Great, congrats to Samsung, their phones are great!

YeamieWaffles said...

Fourteen years on top is definitely a long time and honestly we all should have seen this coming sooner rather than later, like Jim says, Nokia's days are kind of outnumbered as much as I'd love to be proven wrong about the whole thing.