Samsung to surpass Nokia as world number one smart phones company


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Monday, 13 June 2011
South Korean Samsung is being tipped to pass Finnish current world mobile phone giant by the next quarter in the production of smart phone according to a prediction by the Japanese investment bank Nomura. The reason for this growth is attributed to Samsung’s ability to produce evolutionary smart phones more than Nokia.

Since 1996, when Nokia launched the world's first smart phone, Nokia Communicator, Nokia has been a leader in number of smart phones, says Nomura. But after about 14 years at the top it is expected that Nokia now give up the position of leadership in this segment.

All in all, Nokia is still producing more mobile phones than Samsung, thanks to sales of cheaper models and its strong position in the growing markets.

Nokia's comeback with Windows Phone mobile might not go as well as some hope, according to Nomura’s analyst Stuart Jeffrey. “It is far from clear that Nokia will be the leader in Windows 7 Phone market, "he said. During the first quarter, Nokia had a total market share of 25 percent, according to Gartner.
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