Mobile platforms – size vs. profit

I have previously commented that a trend in the US does not necessarily transfer globally – in Internet bandwidth, and other technology developments.

An interesting stat in Fortune, shows that the big mobile handset manufacturers – Nokia, Samsung, LG – ship over 400 million handsets a year, compared to Apple’s meagre 17 million. However, Apple has 39 percent of the profits of the industry – the big manufacturers combined have 32 percent.

My question is: does leading in profitability, or in units sold, indicate which vendor handset will become a global leader? 


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