engine - 3:40 pm on Jul 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
That's a phenomenal number of smartphones in a quarter!
Report: Samsung Ships 52.1 Million Smartphones In Q2 [news.cnet.com]
Samsung's total second-quarter shipments dwarfed Apple's, according to new data from Juniper Research.
The research firm reported today that during the second quarter, Samsung shipped 52.1 million smartphones worldwide, doubling Apple's 26 million tally. Samsung's shipments also easily outpaced RIM's BlackBerry, which could only muster 7.4 million shipments during the period. Nokia shipped 10.2 million smartphones worldwide, according to Juniper.
But before we go too far with the Samsung-killing-Apple rhetoric, it's important to point out that the "shipments" Juniper is citing for the iPhone are actually sales. Shipments, on the other hand, do not necessarily mean that all devices are sold. In Apple's case, all of the so-called "shipments" by Juniper were actually sales.