Now, that would take a good effort from Samsung to trump Nokia off its perch at the top for number of units. At 9% growth, it might still be some time away and considering the windows experiment, who knows nokia might be able to arrest the trend by then.
For me the interesting comparison will be Nokia's Q4'2010, Q1'2011 and Q2'2011. Nokia has lost so much ground in last two quarters that if it keeps this dismal performance then it will loose out from its rank 1 by this year end.
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