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Monday, March 18, 2013

Samsung up the ante in Apple smartphone battle

Harry Wang, analyst at Parks Associates, said: “Samsung is trying to do one thing: knock Apple’s status in the US. They want to show that they can excite the high-end smartphone adopters just as well as Apple.”

Wang said Samsung already had an advantage in the Far East where its brand is better known than Apple but it is now clearly after US consumers. “They are catching up. Samsung is now a formidable brand.”

But Apple edged Samsung out in sales at the end of 2012. The more

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