By Anton D. Nagy | April 13, 2012 7:06 AM
We’ve been used to referring to Nokia as the world’s leader of the global cellphone market in the past 14 years but the situation seems to have turned with Samsung taking over the top spot in the first quarter of the year.
According to a Reuters poll of analysts, Samsung outsold the Finnish phone maker for the first time in history; numbers for the Korean manufacturer are expected to be around the 88 million cellphone mark in the first quarter while Nokia’s expected to land in second with its 83 million. Still, in order to get a confirmation on Samsung’s numbers, we need to wait until the end of April.
In 1998 Nokia became number one, a spot belonging to Motorola at that time. They’ve been holding on to it for 14 years and if the Reuters report will see Samsung’s official confirmation, the reign seems to be over. Samsung is expected to launch the highly anticipated Galaxy S III soon which will further boost sales while Nokia is trying to capitalize on its Lumia Windows Phone line-up.