Big News from IDC: Sony #4 in increasing smartphone shipments
'"Other top-five vendors smoked Apple with their shipment growth rates last quarter. South Korea-based Samsung, the top maker of cellphones that use Google's (GOOG) Android operating system, increased its smartphone unit shipments by 76% year over year in Q4. Chinese vendor Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone vendor, increased its unit shipments by 89.5%. Japan's Sony (SNE) and China's ZTE, the Nos. 4 and 5 smartphone companies, increased their shipments by 55.6% and 48.4%, respectively."
It is hard to believe but there it is. May be CEO knew of such astonishing 4th place and 56% jump in Sony's smartphone shipment in advance hence his announcement last week that he expect Sony to become one of the top 3 smartphone companies in the world.