|"Research firm IDC posted a report that said in the first quarter, Samsung shipped 42.2 million smartphones while Apple shipped 35.1 million. That gave Samsung 29.1 percent of the market and Apple 24.2 percent."|
Not that it really matters, but These estimates are wrong for Sansung. Samsung said that handsets shipments were down about 10% sequentially, and that smartphones accounted for the same percentage. Apple, on the other hand, only declined 5% or so sequentially. So either Samsung beat Apple in smartphones in both the Dec and March quarters, or in neither.