The handset makers that sizzled (and fizzled) in Q2


ABI Research's Michael Morgan examines the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers in the second quarter of 2013, offering sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market. Samsung Electronics spent its sixth consecutive quarter leading all rivals on handset and smartphone shipments, but sequential shipment growth was minimal due to seasonality and slowing feature phone sales. Now Samsung is looking to boost the performance of its mid- and low-cost smartphone business--does ABI Research believe it will succeed? And what about its competitors? Special Report