Overall mobile phones sales are continuing to slow but Apple and Samsung remain in the lead and accounting for almost half of worldwide purchases, latest third quarter figures from Gartner reveal.As might be expected smartphones bucked the trend with sales up nearly 47 per cent over Q3 2011 though Nokia, despite its new Lumia handsets, still only managed to sell 7.2 million phones in this segment. The Finnish maker's sales generally fell nearly 22 per cent as fewer Symbian handsets were sold - with Canadian BlackBerry maker taking up most of the slack with its operating system now boasting the No.3 slot after Android and Apple. Continue reading

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