Analyzing the world's 11 biggest handset makers in Q1

The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 11 largest branded cell phone makers in the first quarter of 2012, providing sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market. Though most research firms only list the market's top five handset makers, ABI lists a full top 11 (and the firm is providing shipment numbers for all of the vendors listed). It was a quarter in which Samsung Electronics passed Nokia (NYSE:NOK) for the first time, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) crushed the market with with 35.1 million iPhone sales, LG Electronics fell behind ZTE and many other vendors struggled. To make sense of the global market, check out this special report

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