Samsung reported a blow-out first quarter on Friday as strong mobile phone sales helped the consumer electronics giant increase profits by 82% to a record 5.05 trillion won. The numbers were undoubtedly impressive as they stood, but market research firm Strategy Analytics helps us paint a broader picture of just how dominant Samsung’s mobile business was in the first quarter.
According to market research firm IDC, 54.7 million smartphones were shipped in the first quarter of 2010, a 56.7% increase over the same period last year. This is doubly impressive as growth in the fourth quarter of last year was 3... Read Post
Apple became the world’s most profitable handset vendor in the third quarter of this year, reports Strategy Analytics. “We estimate Apple’s operating profit for its iPhone handset division stood at $1.6 billion in the third quarter ... Read Post