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January 02, 2015



Actually, compared to 60% YoY decline of previous quarter, Samsung has improved. The decline of 37% is LESS than what analysts (well, not Tomi) had forecasted. Samsung exceeded the expectations so much that the price we do not talk about in this blog is on a rise.

And please - you know my stand on Apple vs. Samsung - this is not "good". I'm just saying that previous quarter was worse.


"Could well have offset broad declines in the rest of the world a bit."

Year 2013 Samsung sales according to Tomi:
Q3: 84.1M units
Q4: 84.1M units

The holiday season gave them 0 growth while market actually grew. In 2014 Q3 Samsung shipped 78.5M units (already declined YoY but according to Tomi we shouldn't worry about Apple launch quarter).
It will be interesting to see if they grew on Q4. If Samsung can't go beyond 78.5M units, it'll be even more interesting to hear Tomi's explanation why so.


@Baron95: I'm under 40, but thanks for your insult. My wife and I are capable of thinking, which includes weighing our options (we both have PhD's, so please don't try to fool us).

A friend of ours in the Netherlands demonstrated his Nokia N9 to us, and we thought it was almost perfect. We'd have preferred a slightly stripped-down version, and this is what I hope Nokia, once back in the business, will offer to us. And I know I'm dreaming!


With the current speed cheap Androids are flooded to market Tomi may be right with market shares. But it is irrelevant for Apple and contributes very little to Google ecosystem.


Oh I believe he is wrong in many other ways too. Apple as one.

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Baron !!!

Don't you DARE post lies about what I do on this blog. I am not 'furiously deleting' anything. I think today I've deleted two comments that were typical breaking of the rules ie talking about profits. Plus now I deleted a third comment: your comment.

WATCH IT. You know the rules. Don't test me.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

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