As Nokia Oyj struggles to catch Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in the market for smartphones costing $500 or more, it’s counting on a bare-bones handset that sells for just $20 to give it an edge.
Samsung Electronics Co. captured a third of the global smartphone market in the first quarter as growth for Apple Inc.’s iPhone dropped to its slowest pace ever, according to data released by Strategy Analytics.
Samsung Electronics Co. began selling the Galaxy S4 smartphone today, releasing its new flagship model in the company’s home market of South Korea before a global rollout to challenge Apple Inc.’s iPhone.
Mobile phones equipped with cameras will pass the 1 billion-unit shipment mark for the first time this year, with the highest resolution models rising the fastest, market research firm Strategy Analytics said.
Samsung Electronics Co., maker of the Galaxy mobile phone, may have surpassed Nokia Oyj and Apple Inc. in smartphone sales for the first time on demand for devices that run on Android software, a research company said.
Sony Corp. is betting its tablet computers will rival Apple Inc.’s iPad by luring buyers with music and movies, even as the Japanese company arrives more than a year late in the booming market for such devices.
Apple Inc. passed Samsung Electronics Co. to become the top mobile-phone maker in the U.S. for the first time, scoring a victory in the companies’ battle for global dominance of the mobile-device market.