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Gartner: Huawei Takes 3rd Place In Global Smartphone Rankings In Q4 2012; Top Two Samsung & Apple Dominate With 52% Share

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http://techcrunch.com – Chinese mobile maker Huawei rose to third place in the worldwide smartphone rankings for the first time in the fourth quarter of last year, according to analyst Gartner’s lastest global mobile report. In the full year 2012, Huawei sold 27.2 million smartphones to end users, up 73.8 per cent from 2011. However the gap between number three in the global smartphone rankings and the top two, Samsung and Apple, is more like a gulf. “There is no manufacturer that can firmly lay claim to the No. 3 spot in global smartphone sales,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner (IT news)