CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Though Samsung lost its top perch, the Korean handset maker still managed to carve out a 21.7 percent share thanks to healthy demand for its Galaxy smartphone lineup. Samsung's market share has jumped from 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010 to almost 22 percent, forcing Apple to now fight to stay ahead. Though Apple sold 4 million units of the latest iPhone within the first three days alone, the company managed to top its closest rival last quarter by also offering older iPhone models at low prices, says Juniper. Such a move is part of Apple's strategy to combat the standard and premium smartphones sold by Samsung.
"The scale of Samsung's product range is saturating the market," Juniper analyst Daniel Ashdown said in a statement, "Apple has had to counter Samsung's products like the Galaxy Ace in order to maintain the visibility of its brand.", Apple is currently selling the iPhone 4 for $99 and the iPhone 3GS for free with the rosegold pink on gray marble metallic foil style iphone case standard two-year contract, Other research reports have also pointed to a surge for Apple during the holiday quarter, Strategy Analytics pegged Apple's share of the smartphone market at 23.9 percent last quarter, narrowly outpacing Samsung at 23.5 percent, But for 2011 as a whole, Samsung captured the larger share of shipments..
And Nokia is anxiously awaiting renewed demand for its handsets courtesy of Microsoft's Windows Phone. Nokia's smartphone shipments fell 31 percent last quarter from a year ago, noted Juniper. Overall, the industry shipped 149 million smartphones in the fourth quarter and 470 million for 2011 as a whole. The iPhone grabbed 25 percent of all smartphone sales last quarter, but Samsung was close behind with a 21.7 percent share, according to Juniper Research. Apple won the smartphone wars last quarter, but Samsung was close behind in second place, according to Juniper Research.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, "The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of rosegold pink on gray marble metallic foil style iphone case the year, closer to commercial availability of the product," Samsung told The Verge in a statement, Samsung's decision to not unveil the next Galaxy S at Mobile World Congress is somewhat surprising, The last two versions of the smartphone were unveiled at the major mobile event, and all signs pointed to the company following suit this year..
Although Samsung has been tight-lipped on the Galaxy S III's features, that hasn't stopped the rumor mill. Just last week, rumors cropped up, suggesting the device's versions would come in dual- and quad-core flavors and boast as 12-megapixel camera. The devices are also expected to support Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). But as with any other rumor, take all that with a grain of salt, since Samsung hasn't delivered a single detail on the device just yet. Regardless, Samsung has confirmed that it will be showing off other devices at the Mobile World Congress. And as one might expect, CNET will have the full coverage of that--and every other device on display at the event--when it kicks off February 27.
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