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Samsung aims to ship 374M phones in 2012, to rival Nokia

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Samsung aims to ship 374M phones in 2012, to rival Nokia  - read the full textSamsung had an excellent year in term of phone sales in 2011, and it hopes to replicate its success in 2012. According to Korea Economic Daily the company expects to see a growth in total sales by as much as 15%. This means that the Koreans hope to sell about 374 million phones (including 150...


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I think projection are way different from actuals. In any case where is Samsung going to sell all their non-durable plastic devices which are not environmentally friendly. Samsung should improve on their devices as Nokia has really learnt its lesson.

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  • 2012-01-06 14:24
  • fuIe

nokia rocks market again in 2012

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  • 2012-01-06 12:59
  • bC6f

> In reply to Overpower @ 2011-12-28 14:25 from m83t - click to readNOKIA was... iz.. nd will remain.... d market leaders in mobile phones bcuz of its technology nd hard working distributors!!

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  • 2012-01-02 17:46
  • utn5

Now it will be Samsung era. Nokia technology was backwards

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  • 2011-12-30 08:07
  • G{cE

nokia is dying because of win phone crap, 2011 started with elop saying that symbian is dead (and i wasnt) and then sales dropped, with so agressive marketing wp is persuading just stupid part of population and still they dont even have 2%! nokia is dying because of microsoft, and so what if wp sales started in november? they ARE dissapointing go check that out! 2012 will be the year in what shares of nokia will dramatically drop and microsoft will then buy nokia for a small price because they ruinned nokia...

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  • 2011-12-30 05:03
  • LHfx

This was before the launch of Lumia 800 which is bets of the best... try it.. WP mango, free great navigation, free music with Nokia Music a design which is superb...

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  • 2011-12-29 21:19
  • m$jV

i dont care wat nokia releases...its just the android world and i know that samsung will surely be in a lead against nokia...

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  • 2011-12-29 18:04
  • ut7R

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-29 11:24 from v}gP - click to readAs a consumer i have every right to complain about the product i purchased, obviously you have not tried the latest version of nokia gps, nokia allow lifetime update on country map & navigation voice guide, don't take my word for it go & try it out yourself.
I am not going to be a mr. kiasu & have a long argument over a S$400 phone.
If you happy over ur Android live happily ever after with it then, i am going back to Nokia Symbian Belle which i believed it is more practical, user friendly & need not worried that it constantly out of battery.

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  • 2011-12-29 13:06
  • u7mY

Out of the projected target for next year from samsung definetly over 1 million WAVE users wont be buying their products now from that 1 million how many will convince other millions how bad their delivery service levels are so samsung your`ll not going to make this target

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  • 2011-12-29 12:55
  • NH{c

who cares, in my opinion it's easy, save up some pennies for a year & get the desired phone of your choice & surely all Samsung Galaxy S users must be due an upgrade soon so i do not think they will be that bothered

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  • 2011-12-29 12:49
  • mpMa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-29 10:36 from vV5y - click to readIn reply to ur anguish..

1. GPS is definetely useful.. I use that with GMaps in SG would get a satellite lock within 10 secs (with pasrtial open skies)

2. This is again not true.. I agree Android is a battery hogger; but not as much u say. There are ways to improve it. Nonetheless, it will improve over time as ur's is a very new handset.

3. Typing is almost as good as in Iphone (which can be used as a benchmark for touchscreen devices). H/W QWERTY is a different ball game all together. So dont compare it with BB H/W QWERTY's. Mind you, it would definetely better than typing on any Nokia Symbian device.

4. You need to explore the apps first. Android is all about apps and customization. If u dont need them, ofcourse Android is not for you. But again, why the hell did u chose to get Android in the first place in that case.

5. There are widgets/apps to do that. U can direct them to do themselves or else u can manually do that with a single click (android booster for eg.)

So dont just BS something if u r not qualified to do so..

Mind u I am not an Android fanboy or Sammy's one for that matter..

I am using a galaxy device now.. and my next one will definetely not another Andorid..

I will choose something different as I get bored if I get something similar again and again

That doesn't conclude any OS (android here) to be best or worst.. even the best have its faults and limitations

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  • 2011-12-29 11:24
  • v}gP

Well Samsung guys . Keep me out of this list of 347 Million phones. I am not happy with you Customer Services. NO ICS. No next samsung.

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  • 2011-12-29 10:59
  • 9xej

Samsung android is no more than a game phone with nice display, after getting my self a Galaxy W, all I can said that it sucks big time.
1.) The GPS is practically useless.
2.) Battery can't even last for 3 hours of usage.
3.) Typing in the internet was a disaster, I can hardly see what am I typing, the qwerty key board practically cover 80% of the screen, it get worst when I need to correct typo error.
4.) Apart from adobe flash playable & lot's free game, I can't see it is in anyway better than Symbian.
5.) It is difficult for me to those apps manually, I need to do it in the task manager to ensure it closed for good.
Boy it a nightmare for me after replacing my aging 5230 with the Galaxy W, I going to trade in for a Symbian Belle 701 tomorrow without a second though.
Luckily I still have my BB Curve to type this or else it would took me 2 days to do it in a Galaxy W, never a Samsung for me in future.

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  • 2011-12-29 10:36
  • vV5y

> In reply to Kiran Nokia @ 2011-12-29 05:17 from KFNT - click to readWow... Where are you getting your information from? LOL

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  • 2011-12-29 10:25
  • Ixsy

Nokia is always best but now its time to change
Nokia U have to come with android blast soon

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  • 2011-12-29 09:17
  • 7j{8

I like nokia more than samsung.i think their phones are simple,durable and masculin contrary to non attractive samsung phones.

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  • 2011-12-29 08:30
  • 95WE

Well guys!!! Manufacturing millions of phones will not prove that Samsung will sell millions of phones. I agrees that samsung have a fantastic customer response on lower end models but it failed on higer end smart phones compared to NOKIA.

Time will tell us whole story.. :) :)

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  • 2011-12-29 07:25
  • Mfxc

Dont u guys knows how to read properly. Sammy said only galaxy s and tab wouldnt be able to get ICS. The rest of the smartphones will get ICS start off with Note & S2 in Q1 2012 and the rest will follow suit. Nonetheless galaxy s & tab will still get some sort of update though not ICS

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  • 2011-12-29 05:36
  • u7md

Lol samsung cannot update android's best ICS to their top smartphone Samsung Galaxy S2. Its big blow for them and look the other way windows phone mango is being updated to every earlier versions of windows mobile. So samsung sucks. Also in a couple of year android will suffer of too much fragmentation which nokia suffered with all symbian version. But now nokia is looking in right direction as they will only go for windows phone. As that of market share windows phone have it will be only grow from now, nokia is preparing to open the floodgates for windows phone in 2012. As far as hardware are concerned dual/quad core are of no use till now but a mere battery drainer. It is still a couple of year away for its rational utilization.

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  • 2011-12-29 05:17
  • KFNT

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