Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2011 14:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember when Apple surpassed Nokia to become the world's best-selling smartphone manufacturer? Well, Apple only had one quarter to enjoy this title, since Samsung just soared past them by quadrupling its smartphone shipments, making Samsung the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Update: As was noted in the comments, Apple also uses shipments - they just call them sales. Straight from their SEC filing.
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one trick ponies
by Bounty on Fri 28th Oct 2011 18:32 UTC
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

"Android is, for all intents and purposes, a one trick pony (smartphones"

I don't see how that's accurate when Android is #2 by a wide margin in tablets (~27%), and Apple has little more than twice as much. Android is also rapidly gaining ground. I expect signifigant holiday sales of Android tablets.

If you statement was true, I could make the same statement about Apple in the mobile phone market, with only 14.6% of the market share compared to Android's ~50%. Also, Android will continue to eat RIM and Symbian's lunch.

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RE: one trick ponies
by zima on Fri 4th Nov 2011 20:32 in reply to "one trick ponies"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

...statement about Apple in the mobile phone market, with only 14.6% of the market share compared to Android's ~50%

And that's also really a smartphone market - relatively small portion of mobile phone market, still...

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