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Samsung records record profit for latest quarter, becomes world's top smartphone manufacturer

0. phoneArena 27 Apr 2012, 01:22 posted on

Samsung reported hefty profits of $5.2 billion for its March quarter, a gain of 81% from the prior year; operating profit from the mobile division rose to $3.8 billion while the division's revenue soared 86% year over year...

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:28 1

46. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay, Sniggs.... How do you really feel??

I kinda passed up on the "Taco" comments above (AMAZING it was the very first post, wasn't it?), but really he will be talked about for years even IF he stays away. I mean we still bring up "Bada Peter" to this day, and he was a flash in the pan compared to Taco. Truthfully, he made me think through things about Apple and wasn't always wrong. He and Gemini were interesting, except when they got personal.

Moral of the story? Remixfa is a bad, bad man.....

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 17:39 1

93. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. how am i a bad man?

he mouthed off, so i offered a bet and he accepted it. it was his own free will. and he lost fair and square... like normal.. he was wrong.

besides, im pretty sure the bulk of the boards is pretty happy of his departure from the looks of it.

but who are we kidding, we all know that taco doesnt have an ounce of honor and will continue to post under his name or a new name, regardless of the bet.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:42 3

20. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


wow samsung earned $5 billion on 1st quarter, apple's 2012 1st fiscal year profit was $13.06 billion. samsung shipped 44.5 million smartphones, apple sold 37.04 million. Shipped vs Sold... i'd say marketshare for samsung and revenue for apple!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 04:28 4

21. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Lol you all must have no lives. Paying attention to a bet that was made on a comment thread on a mobile news website... Lol

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:38 7

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its been brought up so many times by both taco, myself, and everyone else, if you even visit semi regularly u would know about it.

BYE BYE TACO :)

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:31 2

29. charudutt (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


pls nokia bcome NO1 again..... hate u sammy....
samsung just copies others!!!!:P hated it like any thing!!!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:18 4

30. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Glad I could help, Sammy! Love my Focus S. So outperforms my Wife's Titan. Looking ahead excitedly to the GS3 and their WP8 offerings.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:36 7

31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Adieu dear sweet Taco50, Adieu.

How we will almost miss you. The feelings are nearly unfathomable. Like the wannabe-Joker to my Batman. The knock off Kryptonite to my Superman. You will be almost missed! :)

Now I expect you to honor your bet and do not come back. Do not come back as Taco50 or as any of the other screen names you created while you were banned.. or as any other names period. Dont worry, im sure some other lonely troll will take your place.

For those that dont have a clue whats going on, Taco50 accepted a bet back in Q4-2012 that whichever's "team" lost against the other in sales had to be self banned forever. Taco50 of course picked Apple and I picked Samsung. Everyone told me it was a bad bet... even Sniggs and Michael Heller. Thankfully, my forward thinking about sales proved to be right.

Now Taco, take the walk of shame. See ya! (hopefully not) :)

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:30 3

36. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Saying I thought it was a bad bet implies that I thought you had little chance of winning. That wasn't the case. However, I didn't think it was a sure enough thing to risk your tenure here on.

Congratulations on winning, man. Just try not to become insufferable about it.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:37 4

38. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no intentions of becoming insufferable. just enjoying the moment and ready to call taco on the fact that i think he will still be around and not honor the bet. been waiting months for this report. gotta enjoy it a little :)

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:34 4

37. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Now wait, he can't leave without all of us singing him the goodbye song
can he?

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye! :)

Now, can you make another bet with eaxvac please? :p

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:40 1

53. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Not so fast bud. Check out the links I posted

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:51

34. APPLE_ROYALLY (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


We see u selling more than us®
We say keep it up®
We thank®you for ur support and hardwares®
We like doing business with you®
We will continue to do so®
We asked apple, they told us to ¿¿¿¿¿
We say its encrypted®
We would like to no what that is®
We like this®
We are Apple royallist®
We like that®

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:01

35. APPLE_ROYALLY (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


We see sales better than us®
We have more profits than you®
We see you are selling all sorts ov handsets®
We are selling only 2®
We are above you®
We like that®

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:31 1

48. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Ummmm ..... well....

Geez, I got nothing. What was the point of the really poor poetry????

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:44 1

58. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I think this may be Ilia. He got a temp ban and has lost his mind

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:52

65. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


just because you did that does not mean everyone else does, and Lilia has been arguing with this guy before, APPLE_ROYALLY's comment is in favor of iOS

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:54 1

68. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


If ilia is arguing with himself he's really lost it.

This little poems remind me of Ilia's nonsense flipped to be pro Apple.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:03

70. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


he is been doing that for a while, I find them amusing when he is not using them to insult people ( and brands) but this one is quite harmless

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 11:58 1

40. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/04/27/estimate_claims_apple_bested_samsung_by_3m_to_remain_top_smartphone_vendor.html

Not so fast everyone. This report is an estimate. Here's another article from the same website where Apple wins by 3 million.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:03 3

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, called it. I knew you'd cop out.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:07 1

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Not a cop out. Why are you ok with one estimate and not the other? Let's let the dust settle to see what really happened. Samsung refuses to report actual sales now.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:21 3

44. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's not a refusal. It's just not something they or any other manufacturer really does apart from Apple, and even Apple's numbers look funky sometimes.

And what are you waiting for? For Samsung CEO to come to Phonearena and comment to confirm that the original estimate was correct?

If you want to stick around, why don't you just ask for it instead of being a sore loser?

And really, why DO you want to stick around? You're almost universally reviled, your comments often ignored or scoffed at. You usually make yourself out to be a bigger fool with each new post you write. Why not cut your losses and go somewhere where your comments will be welcomed by all the other iFanboys doing their circle jerk?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:27 1

45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Check out the CNN money link. I base my comments on facts which drives you all crazy. You guys can't handle the fact android is a 2nd rate OS.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:35 1

50. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh yeah? Of that's so, then why was I able to silence you three times in a row over separate issues? For instance, your claim that iPhone owners are more tech savvy, that Android turned out to be just like IOS, and that Apple was doing well in its court attacks on "copycats."

You know full well that I posted a link to the survey you were misquoting for your first claim, that I pointed out that apart from a touchscreen, the G1 looked nothing like the iPhone, and finally that Motorola had just won an early ITC victory against Apple.

Each time you fell silent. If you were so right about everything, it should have been no problem to come back and shut me down. But you haven't.

You're delusional if you think that you're considered an idiot because we're all jealous of Apple or IOS.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:20 1

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Here's CNN money also reporting Apple is the top smartphone seller.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/27/technology/nokia-samsung/

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:29 2

47. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


CNN, unsurprisingly, is quoting the same marketing firm you are. Therefore, they don't count as a second source.

Also, we all know that CNN is a paid shill of Apple that will rarely publish anything even remotely negative about the company, while they will attack Google at the drop of a hat.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:34 1

49. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow listen to you! CNN is payed off by Apple? Are you serious? You fandroids have some major insecurity issues. You guys won't accept anything negative about Google and come back with retarded stuff like CNN is payed of by Apple.

Haha sad

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:39 1

52. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's pretty much obvious, Taco. CNN has their collective tech noses shoved so far up Apple's ass that they're popping out of their mouth like particularly chunky projectile vomit. Every Apple article (and there are a LOT of them) sings Apple's praises without fail, while every Google related topic spreads fear mongering and other bulls**t.

And if you really can't fathom that they're capable of bias, just look at their godawfully coverage of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:41 1

54. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I'm not saying the news has no bias, but they really could care less about google vs android

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