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Samsung score a victory over Apple

Samsung has had a pretty rough couple of week following its loss to Apple in a California district court. Samsung was found guilty of infringing on various Apple design patents and was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages. To add insult to injury, Apple is looking to add the flagship Galaxy S III to the banned list in the U.S.
 
Even with all of that bad news swirling around Samsung, the South Korean company can at least take solace in the fact that its Galaxy S III has knocked the Apple iPhone 4S off its perch as the best-selling smartphone in America.


Samsung Galaxy S III
 
"We believe this is the first month since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011 that it was not the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. market," said Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley.
 
However, Samsung's victory over Apple may be short-lived. Apple has officially confirmed a September 12 press event to announce the next generation iPhone. Sales will likely start towards the end of September.

Source: CNET



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By Jeffk464 on 9/4/2012 2:49:52 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, Samsung is making the first impressively specd windows phone yet. Next year might see MS start to grab market share if the samsung phone is any indication. So apple wont just be fighting a strong android market but maybe a gaining windows phone market. Wouldn't be overly surprising to me if in a few years the market will see adroid #1, wp8 #2, and iOS #3.


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