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Samsung edges past Nokia to become lead mobile phone manufacturer

Samsung edges past Nokia to become lead mobile phone manufacturer | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish company Nokia is now no more the largest manufacturer of mobile phones in the world, as that position has been taken by Korean company Samsung.
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Nokia adopts new device naming policy, ranks phones based on features

Nokia adopts new device naming policy, ranks phones based on features | Finland | Scoop.it
With smartphone sales dwindling and both Apple and Samsung now selling more smartphone devices worldwide, Nokia has announced that it has reconsidered how it names its devices and will now label each of its devices with a numerical model, dropping the one-letter prefixes completely.
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Samsung and Apple to end Nokia's smartphone reign

Samsung and Apple to end Nokia's smartphone reign | Finland | Scoop.it
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the world's largest smartphone maker this quarter, overtaking struggling Nokia Oyj which has lead the market since 1996, Nomura said on Monday.

"Nokia looks set to relinquish its smartphone crown to Samsung and Apple," Nomura analysts said in a research note. "Further emphasizing the shift in power to Asia is our forecast for HTC to almost match Nokia during 2012."

Research firms Gartner and Canalys both said they saw Nokia -- which created the smartphone market with its 1996 launch of the Communicator model -- losing smartphone volume leadership later this year.
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Samsung reportedly lining up Nokia acquisition - Mobile

Samsung reportedly lining up Nokia acquisition - Mobile | Finland | Scoop.it
News out of Finland has put Samsung as the latest potential buyer of ailing mobile vendor Nokia, shifting focus from Microsoft, which was also rumoured to be tabling a bid for the company.

If Samsung was to acquire the stricken manufacturer, it would position the company as the top Windows Phone provider, in addition to the success of its Android offerings.
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Samsung to end Nokia’s smartphone dominance in India, but for how long?

Samsung to end Nokia’s smartphone dominance in India, but for how long? | Finland | Scoop.it

Don't look now, Nokia! Things might be about to get a little worse for the Finnish handset maker with trouble brewing in one of its key markets, India. According to Samsung executives,quoted by Economic Times, the Korean firm is set to leapfrog Nokia to take the top spot in the country’s smartphone market. 

However, a statement from Nokia has refuted the claims:

Based on the figures from all third-party analysts, Nokia leads all India smartphone market both in volume and value terms.

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Analyst: Samsung To Overtake Nokia As World's No. 1 Handset Maker

Analyst: Samsung To Overtake Nokia As World's No. 1 Handset Maker | Finland | Scoop.it
Rumor recently had it that Samsung wanted to takeover Nokia. Now it might just overtake it instead.

Analysts at Nomura are predicting that Samsung will take Nokia’s spot as the world’s biggest handset maker, ending the Finnish company’s 14-year reign either this quarter or the next.
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Nokia Refuses Microsoft’s Offer As Samsung Prepares Bid For The Finnish Company

Nokia Refuses Microsoft’s Offer As Samsung Prepares Bid For The Finnish Company | Finland | Scoop.it
It has been reported that Microsoft is going to purchase Nokia for an amount around $20 billion, however, Stephen Elop has officially said that the rumors are baseless because there haven’t been any talks on this matter and that the Espoo-based company has a plan which will be respected.
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Samsung Won't Comment On Rumor It Is Preparing Bid For Nokia

Samsung Won't Comment On Rumor It Is Preparing Bid For Nokia | Finland | Scoop.it
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