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Samsung to overtake Nokia in 2012

Samsung, the No.1 smartphone maker in the world since Q3 2011 is confident it will become the world’s largest cellphone maker in 2012, overtaking Nokia.

The world’s biggest technology company by revenue sold 300 million handsets for the first time in 2011 compared to 280 million in 2010, mainly lead by smartphone sales. Based on the latest polls by Reuters, Nokia is expected to sell some 418 million phones this year versus Samsung at 359 million.

Samsung range of smartphone runs Android & Bada while Nokia is pushing for Windows Phone 7 with plans to abandon Symbian in a few years time.

Currently, South Korea-based Samsung is the second largest phone maker by volume (smartphones and feature phones), very close behind Nokia.

[Source]– Reuters

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