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iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

19 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012 - read the full textIHS iSuppli has released a preliminary forecast report for the total shipments of cellphone companies in 2012 and has unsurprisingly it shows that that Samsung is in the lead. This is the first time in 14 years that a company other than Nokia has topped the charts. Meanwhile, Apple is in third...


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> In reply to [deleted post]Alright, Mr. Smarty Pants "Hi Tech Gadget Geek", tell us have u ever used a NOkia N series marvel? You belie your own claim of being very savvy in such matters by the mere fact that you endorse a company like NOkia or a buggy, glitchy OS like Symbian (FYI although NOkia didn't originally "create" the Symbian OS, they were nonetheless the major contributors of the code which was maintained on their behalf by the Symbian Foundation n also NOkia were the ones who embraced it most) who've been known for their bloopers and are apparently so high up in the game that they had to fake the ads for their latest flagship brick's cam prowess??? Guess we all should have a good natured ho,ho at your tech expertise? After all, tis the season 2 be jolly, ain't it pal? Merry Christmas 2 you n hope u get your dream NOkia brick as a Christmas gift!

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  • 2012-12-23 15:06
  • vwq$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-20 10:48 from mjPY - click to readhandset is good but price is high

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  • 2012-12-22 13:01
  • 9FIk

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-21 10:06 from mjPY - click to read:)). Yes, unfortunately, That's about it!

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  • 2012-12-22 00:12
  • L7eM

> In reply to Carol @ 2012-12-20 21:56 from L7eM - click to readIndeed, in that times you wouldn't know what to expect for newer products but now-bigger screens and no. of cores. "multitoilet business":))...funny and also sad and true at the same time but it's no secret samo and sueapple are scratching their hads off not knowing what to copy anymore, plasma phones are getting harder to fit in pockets:)...

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  • 2012-12-21 10:06
  • mjPY

> In reply to glennthera @ 2012-12-20 12:39 from vwwB - click to readHi pal, I love this your post!!!! LOL, I laughed so much! :-)

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  • 2012-12-21 01:30
  • pdaB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-20 10:48 from mjPY - click to read:)), Thank you for reminding me of that toilet seat :)). i Wander if anybody bought that crapp:))). Anyway, i miss the days of rewarded innovation. Now Nokia is "scared" to invent something cause the multitoilet business got an eye on them: "let's see what this guys are doing, cause our 20 inch 20 cores toilets are getting old" :-J. Anyway, i had a good laugh, Thanx:)

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  • 2012-12-20 21:56
  • L7eM

> In reply to maiaramdan @ 2012-12-19 17:05 from jtQ0 - click to readyup buddy!!!!!!!
it's true and massively true...
u can see poster/images of S3 in every mall/shop.
they are like this wining the game..
motorola razer is better then S3 in many aspects

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  • 2012-12-20 14:24
  • PSLa

still better then Windows Phone

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  • 2012-12-20 14:17
  • DP1f

> In reply to box143 @ 2012-12-20 11:02 from 63NI - click to readI agree, Smasung goes where the market is ...... along with HTC they embraced the android os and it was a huge success they are also now producing windows phones as well. Nokia although having the best phones(hardware) they were always slow to move in the software area and they might have missed the bus. They kept hanging on to symbian while the others were moving to android.

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  • 2012-12-20 13:00
  • TmvR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-20 10:48 from mjPY - click to readOh! NOkia??? A company that created Symbian (sounds like Simian and behaved exactly like primates)- the crappiest OS probably ever made! I've used a NOkia N series phone b4 the Android-(Cr)Apple revolution and boy what a pain in the rear it was!!! You can't take a pic with their "brilliant" cam, everytime u click on the cam button it reverts 2 d homescreen n starts toggling between the homescreen n cam interface n their stupid service center noobs had only 1 fix-reinstalling the Simian OS n wiping off everything n of course it never worked! Messages, call logs, notes, reminders etc. always disappeared and everything froze and hung n the Finnish frozen delight needed infinite restarts everyday, jst 2 keep it goin and oh everytime u restarted the battery went 4m fully charged to abt 30% charge! That's NOkia n nothing's changed now-they made bricks back then n they make bricks now also! The fact is NOkia ruled monopolistically the cellphone universe when there was little or no solid competition around! Oh and NOkia also used an "OS" in their phones- the 1 n only Simian (Symbian) OS!

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  • 2012-12-20 12:39
  • vwwB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-20 11:59 from pdaB - click to readSamsung Gangnam Styles all d way 2 d top! Definitely, the numero uno electronics company on Earth ri8 now!

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  • 2012-12-20 12:28
  • vwwB


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  • 2012-12-20 12:27
  • Pviy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-20 11:59 from pdaB - click to readYeah true. Sammy rules

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  • 2012-12-20 12:05
  • 2x8T

Finally is official!!! even if people know it for a long time :-) Samsung looking Nokia from above! so please GSMArena can You be so kind to reorder the list of brand on the left of the page? It's probably 3-4 years now that Samsung, Apple and HTC they deserve the first three positions of the list.... the rest are bulls#@t! LOL
(the order of the list right now is kind of late '90) LOL

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  • 2012-12-20 11:59
  • pdaB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-20 10:48 from mjPY - click to readwhat a samsung hater.

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  • 2012-12-20 11:14
  • v0qu

> In reply to jbpianist28 @ 2012-12-19 23:39 from X3tk - click to readLol, u keep believing that

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  • 2012-12-20 11:13
  • 39x{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-19 16:12 from ut5r - click to readR u sure what you're sayin'? Samsung phones lasted for more many years. I have been using Samsung phone for the last three years. The reason is that it's affordable phones packed with more features and leads on giving color display at affordable price.

Been using Nokia phone back in my college days but hilarious with mediocre features and black and white display and super high or expensive prices.

Now I never regret from switching from Nokia to Samsung. I've been using Samsung feature phone for the last three years. And now I'm very to own a SGS3 that rocks.

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  • 2012-12-20 11:02
  • 63NI

> In reply to Carol @ 2012-12-19 18:55 from L7eM - click to readThank you for reminding me about the times when Nokia was fighting with SonyEricsson:). Nowadays "inovation" equals putting an OS on everything and samy is the undisputed champion, a vacuum cleaner with android:)
a refrigerator:), a camera with lagdroid for capturing splendid hamburgers and post the pictures immediately, or good for nature when you have 0G but you can take a picture at real angrybirds(not to mention at that price you can get a decent mirrorless camera). One remaining field uncovered seems to be toilet seats but samy is on it:) because they started that with their best phone evermade Samsung E410:)
meanwhile Nokia made smartphones starting with the 9000 Communicator back in '96. And craple wasn't even first at sueing samo, BlackBerry did that with SGH-i607-also known as Samsung BlackJack, now that's originality:). The sad thing is more people apreciate tvs with a gsmantena and loads of fartapps and call this inovation...

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  • 2012-12-20 10:48
  • mjPY

this proves you've never used a samsung phone. first of all , samsung phones have a lot of features, and with jely bean update even s2 users will get some of the s3 features like smart stay and direct call, you can google it , because i'm pretty sure you don't know what those are. People like you that talk trash about samsung and other android phones are people that don't use a phone for all it can do, they buy it only to call and text. The reason i chose android, samsung is because i searched a lot and it has plenty of features and the best ratio price/quality.
So please people if you only use phones to talk and text don't talk about other phones trash. And the user to whom i wrote this clearly knows nothing about phones and features, if he knew i wouldn't be writing this now.

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  • 2012-12-20 10:01
  • ajVh

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