Samsung to make more Windows Phone 7 handsets than Android ones next year?
And although the company has more Android and Bada smartphones than WP7 ones at the moment, things may not stay like this for long.
AsiaOneNews recently talked to Sitthichoke Nopchinabutr, head of mobile marketing at Samsung Thailand, who declared:
“We are prepared to hold on to No 2 ranking in the smart-phone market. We will be more aggressive, for sure.”
Reportedly, the Samsung official also said that, next year, “for every 50 smart phones using Windows”, the company “will make 24 using Android and five using Bada.”
Which would mean Windows Phone 7 will become the platform of choice for Samsung. However, I find it rather hard to believe this will indeed happen. Android is growing like no other mobile platform has grown before, and Samsung is already among the world’s most successful Android vendors (that’s why Google wanted it to make the Nexus S). Moreover, Windows Phone 7 sales don’t seem to live up to the expectations.
It would make more sense for Samsung to manufacture more Bada smartphones than WP7 and Android ones.
Of course, anything could happen in the end, so let’s wait and see what 2011 brings.
Via WP Central