Samsung had an excellent year until now (when it comes to selling phones, anyway), and it looks like 2010 will be even greater.
China Times had a chat with DonJoo Lee, Senior Vice President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Division and Digital Media & Communications Business, who says that the company expects to sell 260 to 270 million phones in 2010 and reach a market share of 22%.
In Q1 2009, Samsung sold 51 million phones. 55 million were sold in Q2 2009, while Q3 brought a record of 60 million Samsung handsets shipped. Let’s say Samsung will sell another 60 million phones in Q4 2009 – that would make a total of 226 million units sold throughout the year.
If Samsung manages to ship 270 million phones in 2010, as it hopes to, a 20% year-on-year growth would be achieved.
DonJoo Lee (pictured above) also said that Samsung intends to concentrate on touch-enabled smartphones in 2010. Some of them will run Android, some Windows Mobile and few Symbian. The rest of them will run Samsung’s new bada OS – there will be only several in the first half of 2010, but many more by the end of the year.
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