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267 million smartphones shipped globally in first quarter of this year; Samsung leads with 30% share

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Apr 2014, 02:07

According to market researcher TrendForce, smartphone shipments hit 266.9 million units worldwide during the first quarter of 2014. The three month period from January through March saw shipments of the intelligent handsets rise 1.13% sequentially. For the current quarter, which runs from April through June, TrendForce sees smartphone shipments expanding 6.7% to reach 284.5 million globally...

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posted on 20 Apr 2014, 08:31

30. sgodsell (Posts: 4771; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Considering 9.5 million WP sold globally in Q3 2013, then WP sold 8.8 million in Q4 2013. That down swing happened during the holiday quarter when Microsoft and Nokia were giving sales as low as $49 for lumia 520's. Android sold in Q3 2013 207 million phones, Q4 2013 Android sold 226 million. Android has never seen a negative growth globally. Also Microsoft's Nokia released 3 Android OS phones in February 2014. All this time Nokia never released an Android phone until this year. Even then its not a traditional Android phone, because it has no Google apps or services, only Microsoft's. Microsoft is using the Android name to push its apps and services instead of using its own WP OS.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 09:02

32. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)

Samsung is a monopoly at lower ranges with Apple not competing at lower range of market and Windows Phone not having anything below $200.

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