Samsung intends on capitalizing on the surge of growing demand for smartphones – the world’s second largest mobile handset makers is gunning to triple its sales of smartphones this year. This could become one of the fastest growing segments in the handset market. In preparing for the expected influx of consumers looking to grab smartphones, Samsung will be releasing a full lineup that operate on various operating systems – which includes Android, Windows Mobile, LiMo, and Bada. At the same time, they are expecting to expand their application store to roughly over 50 countries. Although they are still trailing Nokia in terms of overall handset sales, Samsung added that it plans to outperform the average market growth for this year – all the while maintaining an operating profit of over 10 percent against sales. Just looking back at 2009, Asia’s largest handset maker sold an astounding 227 million units and claimed over 20 percent of the global handset market. With MWC getting closer, Samsung will really need to impress the world with their latest expected offerings.
source: Telecoms Korea