"Samsung's Galaxy smartphones have clawed their way to the top of the market in recent times, overtaking even Apple's Jesus-mobe."
And Nokia - who were number one and now number two, let's not forget.
"even"? The Jphone has never been the number one platform, I don't know why the media carry on this charade that it ever was.
Still, great to see amazing success for Samsung (and Android). And at last, the media actually seem to be acknowledging that Apple aren't the top.
Regarding their mixed results in non-smartphone areas, that's the downside of having a big company. But I think a company like Samsung with a diverse portfolio are in a much better position - I mean, consider if they only made phones. Whilst it would make their relative growth and profits much better, it would also make them much more vulnerable if that one position became weaker (the problem that Nokia have always had - a world leader in mobile devices, but don't make much else). Would we seriously suggest that Samsung would be better off if they only made phones, just on the grounds it would make the relative stats better?