The Next Web: For the first time in 14 years, Samsung passes Nokia as top cellphone brand in 2012; Apple in third

For the first time in 14 years, Samsung will pass Nokia in the global cellphone business (on an annual basis). At the end of 2012, Samsung will seize the mobile handset market’s top rank, while Nokia will drop down to second place. More specifically, Samsung is expected to move from 24 percent of worldwide cellphone […]

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Bloomberg: Samsung tops Nokia again as biggest seller of mobile phones

Samsung Electronics Co. topped Nokia Oyj and Apple Inc. as the world’s biggest seller of mobile phones for the third straight quarter, according to an industry study. Samsung shipped 105.4 million phones in the three months ended September, 21 percent more than a year earlier, researcher IDC said in an e-mailed statement today. That gave […]

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and others meet with UN’s ITU for patent peace talks

The world’s biggest tech companies are meeting today for a Patent Roundtable with the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union to “assess the effectiveness of RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) – based patent policies.” The meeting will take place at the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland; and according to several reports, it will include Apple, Samsung, Nokia, […]

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The Verge: Nokia, Samsung, Sony Mobile, and others create In-Location Alliance to improve indoor location-based services

22 companies have announced an In-Location Alliance today that is designed to improve and drive market adoption of location-based indoor positioning services and technologies. Founding members, including Sony Mobile, Samsung, Nokia, and Qualcomm, will create pilot solutions this year based on Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy technology and Wi-Fi standards to enhance the accuracy and power consumption […]

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BGR: IDC: Samsung extends lead over Apple in Q2, Nokia continues to fall

A recent study by market research firm IDC revealed the smartphone market grew 42.1% in the second quarter of 2012, while the worldwide mobile phone market grew just 1% year-over-year. Smartphone vendors shipped 153.9 million handsets in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 108.3 units in the second quarter of 2011. Samsung (005930) extended […]

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Samsung to acquire Nokia? Why we don’t buy it for a second

Get this. Samsung Electronics is rumored to be preparing a bid for one of its rivals, flailing phone manufacturer Nokia, according to Finnish media (via IntoMobile). The crazy rumors are boosting Nokia’s share price, which has taken so many hits over the years that I like to think of it as a used boxing ball. […]

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