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Some analysts say Samsung has a good chance of toppling Nokia

For many years, Nokia has been the top mobile phone maker in the world. Nokia was able to maintain that hold on the top spot with sales of its low-end and mid-range devices while its high-end smartphones were largely ignored in many markets. Samsung now has its sights set on Nokia.
Samsung is boasting that it is confident in 2012 it will be able to topple Nokia as the world's largest cell phone maker. If Samsung were able to pull that off, it would end the 14-year hold of Nokia on the top spot. Samsung's CEO Choi Gee-sung made the proclamation at CES in Las Vegas. Nokia is having a hard time of it recently with sales falling and it hopes that a tie up with Microsoft for smartphones will help bring it back to former glory. Few think that will happen.
Samsung isn't alone in predicting it will overtake Nokia. Reuters reports that analysts from the Royal Bank of Scotland and others think Samsung has the momentum to overtake Nokia this year. However, analysts are split with others expecting Nokia to hang onto its lead. Undoubtedly, Samsung's wide range of Android smartphones is helping push it ahead.
"Considering how strong Nokia still is in the emerging markets, Samsung's expectation seems to imply that Nokia will miserably fail in mature markets," said Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi.
Analysts are predicting weaker demand in established markets like Europe, but strong growth in emerging markets where Nokia is very strong. This will make it hard for Samsung to overtake. Samsung is also on a path to reach its revenue prediction early say analysts.
Samsung is predicted to have a blow out quarter with huge sales.

Source: Reuters

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do you know why sony is crumbled?
By bhbae123 on 1/10/2012 1:27:56 PM , Rating: 2
Because they was beaten in the battle of TV and other major appliance by Samsung and LG

RE: do you know why sony is crumbled?
By StevoLincolnite on 1/10/2012 2:17:40 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung is a powerhouse, easily the largest technology company by revenue.
They have a good image, good prices and dominate in multiple market segments.
Sony tried to lock people in with propriety formats and charge a premium... With the yen so high, the tsunami and the global downturn... Sony took a big hit(As has most Japanese companies have.). Hopefully they rebound more this year and launch the PS4 soon.

By Aloonatic on 1/11/2012 8:37:56 AM , Rating: 2
I hope that they aren't counting on the PS4 saving their bacon.

I've been a loyal Play Station user since the PS1, mostly because of the exclusives they used to have. However, bearing in mind that most exclusive titles have gone, the way they handled the network breach and how poor PlayStation Move looks compared to Kinect, I can't see myself buying anything but and xBox next time around, and I wouldn't be surprised if I'm not the only former PlayStation buyer moving over.

By sprockkets on 1/10/2012 6:11:13 PM , Rating: 5
The fact that sony started making crappy products didn't help.

Their new reputation is deserved.

Jumping Ship
By TileGuyJesse on 1/11/2012 12:07:41 PM , Rating: 2
Having been a tried and true Android man since the G1, I can't wait for a good Windows phone to come to Sprint.

With Tango coming out (not a typo) this summer and Win8 coming out next month, with the right kind of advertising strategy ($$$) I can see Nokia/Microsoft at the very least getting a good foothold on the smartphone market in 2012.

I can't be the only person impressed with Mango and equally unimpressed with Samsung quality.

RE: Jumping Ship
By Totally on 1/11/2012 5:05:55 PM , Rating: 2
Jumping Ship is exactly what I'll be doing because it doesn't look like sprint will be picking up any of the new Nokia phone anytime soon. Sprint seems too focused on Android. When Lumia 800/900 is released I'll go with at&t.

By Paj on 1/11/2012 7:30:09 AM , Rating: 2
It's entirely possible, particularly in emerging markets. As smartphone technology becomes more ubiquitous and cheaper, and emerging markets grow wealthier, Samsung is in an excellent position to snap up marketshare.

By fteoath64 on 1/14/2012 1:32:05 AM , Rating: 2
The only way Nokia is going to fend off this competition is to offer many models of WP-handsets at a low price as current symbian phones. This depends on their will to do so, and plenty of marketing dollars to push that shift. MS might not like to cheapen their flag-ship mobile OS, but for Nokia to gain that momentum and fend off the Android assault is the best thing Nokia could do.

Trying to fight smartphones on the high-end with Apple and Android handsets is going to give only single digit marketshares. That segment is not a worth-while fight.

Samsung vs. Google
By Tony Swash on 1/11/2012 6:17:01 AM , Rating: 1
"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet.  A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis

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