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    Samsung is now the #1 Smartphone maker worldwide

    Samsung Beats Apple as 2011's No.1 Smartphone Maker | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


    With 37 million iPhones sold, it's no suprise that Apple dominated the smartphone market during the fourth quarter, but for 2011 as a whole, Samsung managed to edge out Cupertino as the year's top smartphone manufacturer.


    According to separate reports from Strategy Analytics and IHS Suppli, Samsung's Galaxy line of devices help push it past Apple's iPhone last year as the battle between Android and iOS continued.


    Samsung shipped 95 million smartphones in 2011, an "explosive" increase of 278 percent from 25 million in 2010, iSuppli said.
    "Samsung advanced in 2011 because of its strategy of offering a complete line of smartphone products, spanning a variety of price points, features and operating systems," Wayne Lam, a senior analyst of wireless communications at IHS, said in a statement. "This enabled Samsung to move past perennial market leader Nokia and to slightly exceed Apple's total for the year."


    There were reports yesterday that Samsung would not be launching the Samsung Galaxy S III at next month's Mobile World Congress. When asked about that during an earnings call this morning, Samsung vice president Younghee Lee said "we are still reviewing several options [about] when to launch, so we'll let you know when it's decided," according to SammyHub.com.


    Apple still came in number two with 93 million smartphones shipped, thanks to the October releease of the iPhone 4S, up from 47 million in 2010.


    But while Android-based Samsung devices thrived, similar devices from Motorola and Sony Ericsson did not fare as well.
    "The relatively small growth of Sony Ericsson and Motorola may indicate that the Android smartphone market is becoming too crowded as the various licensees compete for limited consumer mindshare and shelf space," Lam said.


    Strategy Analytics reached similar conclusions.


    "While Apple took the top spot in smartphones on a quarterly basis, Samsung became the market leader in annual terms for the first time with 20 percent global share during 2011," Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement. "With global smartphone shipments nearing half a billion units in 2011, Samsung is now well positioned alongside Apple in a two-horse race at the forefront of one of the world's largest and most valuable consumer electronics markets."


    Nokia, meanwhile, took a dive as it worked to produce the Windows Phone-based Lumias, which debuted at the end of 2011.
    "Nokia's global smartphone market share halved from 33 percent in 2010 to 16 percent in 2011," said Tom Kang, Strategy Analytics director. "A lackluster touch-screen smartphone portfolio and a limited presence in the huge United States market caused Nokia's shrinkage last year.

    Nokia's partnership with Microsoft will be very much in focus during 2012, and the industry will be watching closely to see how swiftly the two companies can expand in the high-value 4G LTE market that is rapidly emerging across the United States, Japan and elsewhere."


    Nokia said yesterday that it has sold more than 1 million Lumia devices since their debut. The low-end Lumia 710 arrived in the U.S. earlier this month, while the high-end Lumia 900 is expected in the coming months.




    it's obvious who is dominating


    not to mention they made 42 billion in profit last quarter



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    I still want a smartphone, but I would have to do some research in advantages and disadvantages before I make a decision which company to buy from instead of this data in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRe_xLw View Post
    I still want a smartphone, but I would have to do some research in advantages and disadvantages before I make a decision which company to buy from instead of this data in particular.
    You should move to the samsung phones.

    they are the top of the line, you can wait for the Samsung galaxy S3 to be announced or get a Samsung galaxy S2 right now. they are pretty much the best phones on the market right now.


    Apple tends to rip ideas off their phones that's how good they are



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    I'm glad I have used Galaxy S II, after my contract expire, I'll get Galaxy S III




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    You should move to the samsung phones.

    they are the top of the line, you can wait for the Samsung galaxy S3 to be announced or get a Samsung galaxy S2 right now. they are pretty much the best phones on the market right now.


    Apple tends to rip ideas off their phones that's how good they are
    As long as there's both a virtual keyboard and a physical keyboard, It doesn't really matter to me which I choose

    What about the technical aspects of it?

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    I'll never buy a smart phone. They're the biggest waste of money.

    Honestly, who needs to spend $30+ a month on things you could do for free with an ipod touch? I still have my Envy 1 (4 years running)
    I don't own a PS3 anymore because my games of gaming have come to an end...

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    Very nice! Here's hoping they do even better next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by LAWLZilla View Post
    I'll never buy a smart phone. They're the biggest waste of money.

    Honestly, who needs to spend $30+ a month on things you could do for free with an ipod touch? I still have my Envy 1 (4 years running)
    You don't even need to have an iPod Touch actually. You could just buy some cheap phone and that's more than enough to make and receive calls/messages. Afterall, what are phones for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRe_xLw View Post
    As long as there's both a virtual keyboard and a physical keyboard, It doesn't really matter to me which I choose

    What about the technical aspects of it?
    why would you want a physical keyboard. the touchscreen keyboard is really good.


    The Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the most powerful phones on the market right now, the S3 will overtake that with a quad core processor (rumored) and tons of other upgrades involving screens and stuff.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    Afterall, what are phones for?
    Its for playing angry birds and cut the rope? DUH.
    I don't own a PS3 anymore because my games of gaming have come to an end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAWLZilla View Post
    Its for playing angry birds and cut the rope? DUH.
    Yeah, and the Wii was made with the intention of holding papers in their place.

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    I somewhat regret getting a blackberry now... Seeing as RIM is going to die really soon. But the up side is that i didnt get everything for it because when I went to switch my phone RIM had started their decent from the top. I just have text and calls, which is all i need. I got a blackberry because 1. Im not one for touch screen keyboards, and 2. the other phones were androids, really crappy phones, or really expensive phones. So it was an okay option... :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    why would you want a physical keyboard. the touchscreen keyboard is really good.
    My fingers are kinda fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRe_xLw View Post
    My fingers are kinda fat
    doesnt matter really.



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    The Samsung slate is looking sick, I can't wait to see all the things it can do.

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    i got a Evo but the next phone i go to will be the Samsung phone


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRe_xLw View Post
    My fingers are kinda fat
    I have fat stubby fingers and have no problem texting without a physical keyboard on the iPhone... That being said the difference between the iPhone and the Galaxy series isn't enough to argue about unless you want to get all nerdy about it...

    Personally I would go with whatver you can get for a better price...
    like ps360 said, apple tends to copy things from samsung, but I had $170 in itunes money to spend and got the 4S as a gift so I went with the iPhone


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    You should move to the samsung phones.

    they are the top of the line, you can wait for the Samsung galaxy S3 to be announced or get a Samsung galaxy S2 right now. they are pretty much the best phones on the market right now.


    Apple tends to rip ideas off their phones that's how good they are
    I thought that Apple was accusing Samsung for ripping ideas..
    Anyway, good news for Samsung. Must say my Galaxy S plus is the best phone I had so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oogadebob View Post
    like ps360 said, apple tends to copy things from samsung, but I had $170 in itunes money to spend and got the 4S as a gift so I went with the iPhone
    it's called doubletwist

    easily sync your itunes library with Android phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis View Post
    I thought that Apple was accusing Samsung for ripping ideas..
    Anyway, good news for Samsung. Must say my Galaxy S plus is the best phone I had so far.
    The samsung galaxy S2 became a target for apple because it had alot more awesome stuff on it than the iPhone 4.

    then when suddenly the iPhone 4S was revealed it had everything the Samsung galaxy S2 had except for a amazing screen and worse data sending/receving.
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    I am buying an S3 when they come out, their supposed release date is right around when I am due for my upgrade.

    I've enjoyed my iPhone, and actually as a piece of tech it is real nice (as are most Apple products), nothing special, but they are very well put together. I just can't take Apple's business practices anymore, I am transitioning out of my iPhone for that reason and that reason alone.
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