Samsung Set to Pounce on Stalled Rival

The Korean contender hopes Motorola's woes and a mobile-phone product blitz will bring a global market-share windfall and the No. 2 slot

South Korea's Samsung Electronics is in a predatory mood right now when it comes to gaining ground in the global mobile-phone market. With Motorola (MOT) in the grip of a major earnings stall, Samsung has recently cinched deals with all major U.S. wireless carriers to offer its whiz-bang, feature-laden mobile phones in a market-share grab aimed directly at the industry's No. 2 handset manufacturer on its home turf.

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