Samsung overtakes Nokia as world's leading phone manufacturer

There's change in the air, as Sammy pips the Finnish mobile giant to the number one spot

New figures from the Strategy Analytics reveal that Samsung has overtaken Nokia as the world's leading smartphone manufacturer, according to the WSJ.

Nokia held its position atop the smartphone pile after overtaking Motorola in 1998, but thanks to phones like the immensely popular Galaxy S II (which won Stuff's Phone of the Year award in 2011), Samsung now rules the roost. Apple sits comfortably in third place – which is nothing to be sniffed at, especially when you  consider that its handest roster is limited to just the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS.

Will Nokia turn its fortunes around with the Lumia 900? Will the Samsung Galaxy S III live up to all the hype? Only time will tell – so kick back and enjoy watching the turbulent ups and downs of the smartphone wars.

Read our Samsung Galaxy S III rumour round up.

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