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Apple number one smartphone vendor again, say research firms

Samsung had overtaken Apple in the third quarter, as customers waited for the iPhone 4S

The story "Apple number one smartphone vendor again, say research firms", posted Friday, incorrectly reported Samsung's shipment of smartphones in 2011. The second paragraph of the story has been corrected on the wire, and now reads:

But the Korean giant has emerged as the market leader for the first time in 2011, the research firms said Thursday. Samsung shipped nearly 100 million smartphones during the year.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com


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