Nokia Loses Top Mobile Spot to Samsung

Fri, Apr 27, 2012

Events, Industry, Mobile

The king of mobile is dead — long live the king of mobile. A report published by market research firm iSuppli (by way of GigaOM) has declared an upset in the world of mobile sales: For the first time in 14 years, Nokia is not the number one seller of cellphones (or, the number one celler?). That spot has been taken by Samsung. While the report notes that both companies saw a decrease in sales for the last quarter, Nokia’s decrease was much larger, allowing Samsung to overtake them for Q1 2012 shipments.

Is this the end of an era? Will the ubiquitous Nokia Ringtone slowly fall out of favor as the world’s most annoying way to ruin a movie? Read the report and decide for yourself.

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