But Samsung’s ambitions don’t stop here. The South Korean company also plans to increase smartphone production and overtake HTC – currently the world’s fourth largest smartphone maker (after Nokia, RIM and Apple).
At the moment, Samsung is the world’s fifth smartphone manufacturer with a 3% market share. The company intends to sell about 18 million smartphones by the end of 2010 – up from 6 million in 2009.
(Samsung M100s – the latest Samsung Android smartphone)
HTC is a smartphone maker by default (although it recently announced its first featurephone, the Brew-based HTC Smart), so it will be hard for Samsung to take its place in the smartphone market – especially since HTC will (probably) also increase Android handset production.
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