Samsung’s growth (especially at the expense of Nokia) has been tremendous – in Austria, the “shared maximal damage” policy against the Finnish manufacturer has worked out extraordinarily well.
Mobile World Live now reports the following:
Samsung is set to report smartphone shipments of well over 20 million when it reports Q3 numbers next week, a tally that will establish it as the world’s largest smartphone vendor – at least until Apple can begin to count sales of its new iPhone 4S.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the 20 million figure would top Apple’s latest quarterly iPhone sales of 17.1 million and Nokia’s 16.8 million smartphones for Q3. The Apple quarter ended 24 September, prior to the launch of iPhone 4S, and sales were down from the previous quarter suggesting many were waiting to buy the new model.
Not much to add here…