Nokia Knocked Off Perch as Apple, Samsung See Sales Surge

      August 01, 2011 09:02

      Apple and Samsung Electronics edged out Nokia to dominate the global smartphone market in the second quarter of this year, Strategy Analytics said on Sunday. Apple claimed an 18.5 percent share of the market with sales of 20.3 million iPhones, up five percent from the same period one year earlier when it shipped 8.4 million.

      Samsung Electronics' market share soared from 5 percent to 17.5 percent to take the No. 2 spot. Its sales volume posted a whopping 519.4 percent on-year rise from 3.1 million units to 19.2 million.

      In contrast, Nokia saw its sales plummet to 16.7 million handsets in the second quarter, down from the 23.8 million units sold last year when it claimed 38.1 percent of the market.

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