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Nokia refutes Apple's market leadership claim

Nokia refutes Apple's market leadership claim

Nokia has rubbished a claim made by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's claim that "Apple is now the world's largest mobile devices manufacturer.

Mr Jobs's announced his company's pre-eminent status in the sector during the high-profile launch of the iPad last week.

Mr Job's claim takes into account not just sales of the iPhone, but also the iPod and its range of Macbook laptops.

Since Nokia prides itself on being the world's largest mobile phone company, it was no surprise that the already fractious relationship with Apple was dealt another blow by these allegedly fallacious claims.

In an official Nokia blog post from executive Mark Squires, the Finnish manufacturer attempted to set out the facts of the matter.

Based on recently calculated figures, Nokia is definitely ahead of Apple from a purely financial point of view.

Mr Squires went on to quote stats showing Nokia's performance between October and December 2009, during which period it made around £7.16 billion. He then compared this to Apple's statistics for the same period, which came to £6.34 billion.

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