Nokia Sales Chief Puffs Chest at Samsung on Twitter

Paul Lilly

Have you ever seen a couple of nerds try to trash talk each other? If not, you may get your chance, as Nokia's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chris Weber, took to Twitter to call out rival Samsung and warn the company that it's bringing its A-game with its next generation Lumia device. It's not an earth shattering tweet by any means, though you don't often see company execs calling out their rivals.

"Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon," Weber posted to Twitter , sparking a flurry of comments in the process.

Samsung hasn't responded, nor does the handset maker really need to, at least not yet. It can let the numbers speak for themselves, and according to the latest data from research firm Gartner, Samsung leads all other companies in mobile market share. Smartphones are a large reason why.

"This quarter's growth was driven by record sales of Galaxy smartphones, meaning smartphones now account for 50.4 percent of all Samsung mobile devices, or 45.6 million units," Gartner said. "Demand for the new Galaxy S3 was particularly strong, exceeding Samsung's own expectations, with a reported 10 million units reached in the two months after its release. The Galaxy S3 was the best-selling Android product in the quarter and could have been higher but for product shortages."

The upcoming Lumia device Nokia is using as a catalyst to trash talk the competition is expected to launch in early September ahead of Apple's iPhone 5 announcement. It will run Windows 8 and is rumored to include a 4.3-inch touchscreen, dual-core S4 Snapdragon processor, and support both NFC and 4G LTE.

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