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04-28-2012, 01:06 AM #1
Samsung hits record $5.2bn profit as it sells 20,000 Galaxy handsets an hourSamsung hits record $5.2bn profit as it sells 20,000 Galaxy handsets an hour - as analyst warns 'Apple will fail without Steve Jobs'
Samsung sold 20,000 of its Galaxy handsets every hour during the months from January to Match - outselling Apple's iPhone by 44.5 million to 35.1 million.
One in four phones sold is now a Samsung - putting the electronics giant ahead of Nokia for the first time.
The sales catapulted the Korean giant to a record $5.2 billion quarterly profit.
The record figures came as a respected analyst from Forrester research warned that Apple would 'decline' without Steve Jobs's leadership.
'When Steve Jobs departed, he took three things with him, charismatic leadership, the ability to take big risks, and an unparalleled ability to envision and design products,' says George Colony, CEO of Forrester research.
'Apple’s momentum will carry it for 24-48 months. But without the arrival of a new charismatic leader it, like Sony will coast, and then decelerate.'
The new figures seem to tally with Colony's prediction.
Chairman Lee Kun-hee's South Korean group, whose $190 billion market value is 11 times that of Japanese rival Sony Corp, sold 93.5 million handsets in the first quarter.
During the first quarter of this year, more than one in every four phones sold was a Samsung handset - according to Strategy Analytics, overtaking long-time handset leader Nokia....being a human...
06-26-2012, 03:20 PM #2
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Its the good thing. Samsung is growing largely world wide.Staff edit:
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