Samsung Passes Apple for No.1 Spot in Smartphone Sales

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getreal

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Wow, what an accomplishment! Samsung sells 50 different models of handsets, most of which are free, and it finally eclipsed a company that actively sold 2 models in the quarter right before it was due to release a delayed product.

Congratulations!
 

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Uhmmmm[citation][nom]getreal[/nom]Wow, what an accomplishment! Samsung sells 50 different models of handsets, most of which are free, and it finally eclipsed a company that actively sold 2 models in the quarter right before it was due to release a delayed product.Congratulations![/citation]

Phones are never free they are subsidized by the retailer. So, a free samsung phone is paid for by AT&T, Verizon, or whoever is selling it. Samsung gets it's money either way.
 

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[citation][nom]getreal[/nom]Wow, what an accomplishment! Samsung sells 50 different models of handsets, most of which are free, and it finally eclipsed a company that actively sold 2 models in the quarter right before it was due to release a delayed product.Congratulations![/citation]

The apple fan is trying really hard to keep his reality from crumbling. So we'll just wait for more sales data.
 

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Samsung sells a ton of different smart phone's. Ranging from droid to wp7, they even still sell pre Galaxy S1 devices where I live (the really crappy droids lol). Probably 75% of their phones are free. Like said earlier, it's not an accompishment
 

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Wow, I thought apple was more than 14% of the market. My impression from the people around me is that they would have at least a mid 20% of things. I guess apple phones will go the way of apple computers being a very small niche market.

Come to think of it; I dont know anyone who owned a Samsung phone...
 

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[citation][nom]bin1127[/nom]The apple fan is trying really hard to keep his reality from crumbling. So we'll just wait for more sales data.[/citation]

This droid fan is trying really hard to make himself feel good, by putting down the apple fan. He gains satisfaction through the market share in the mobile phone sector
 

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[citation][nom]CaedenV[/nom]Wow, I thought apple was more than 14% of the market. My impression from the people around me is that they would have at least a mid 20% of things. I guess apple phones will go the way of apple computers being a very small niche market.Come to think of it; I dont know anyone who owned a Samsung phone...[/citation]

These are global numbers. I suspect the numbers are vastly different if you focus on NA, but that isn't the point of this article.
 

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[citation][nom]bin1127[/nom]The apple fan is trying really hard to keep his reality from crumbling. So we'll just wait for more sales data.[/citation]

It's not even that I like Apple products, but that this is a meaningless statistic. It's like saying that Wal-Mart had more sales volume than Macy's. The more surprising statistic is that Apple was ever able to have the number 1 spot in the first place...

...but I don't expect you to understand grown up matters, not when you have so many Pokemon left to catch!
 

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[citation][nom]bin1127[/nom]The apple fan is trying really hard to keep his reality from crumbling. So we'll just wait for more sales data.[/citation]

Its in the article, buddy - Samsung sold more phones than Apple did. That doesn't make getreal's point any less valid, especially if you consider what the price difference is in the phones (usually about $50 on Verizon's website). If Apple is making an extra $50 per phone, then is it really a big deal if Samsung surpassed them?

[citation][nom]winner4455[/nom]You know you're doing things right when your market share triples![/citation]

23% isn't triple of 9.3%, my friend...read the chart in the article.
 

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[citation][nom]acadia11[/nom]UhmmmmPhones are never free they are subsidized by the retailer. So, a free samsung phone is paid for by AT&T, Verizon, or whoever is selling it. Samsung gets it's money either way.[/citation]

And how much do these "free" phones cost Joe Consumer when he "buys" two for his ten year old brat kids, rather than dumping $100+ on one of the two Apple phones?

Apple is, has been, and always will be a differentiator and nothing else when it comes to strategy. Samsung is filling the role of low-cost and best-cost provider, so if it isn't leading in marketshare, it is doing something wrong.
 
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[citation][nom]STravis[/nom]Why? Do you own Samsung stock?[/citation]

@STravis, If you want to take a bunch of negatives you say something like this. No one could even say that Steve jobs was a great guy in these comments. I tried before.
 
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