Friday, July 27, 2012

Samsung's Q2 smartphone shipments nearly twice those of Apple, say research firms

In some respects, it's Ford versus GM all over again (one size fits all versus a diversified product line, c1920; see this pdf for more background)
"Samsung and Apple together captured over half the global market, Strategy Analytics said. Global smartphone shipments grew 32 percent annually to 146 million units in the second quarter, the slowest growth rate since the third quarter of 2009, it said.
Delivering hit models in most major price segments, Samsung shipped 50.5 million units in the quarter for a market share of 34.6 percent, while Apple shipped 26 million units for a 17.8 percent market share, after a modest 28 percent growth over the same quarter last year, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple's market share was flat compared with 18.4 percent recorded a year earlier."
Samsung's Q2 smartphone shipments nearly twice those of Apple, say research firms
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