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Nokia’s Share Slips as Unbranded Phonemakers, Apple Gain Ground

Nokia Oyj’s mobile-phone market share tumbled to its lowest ever as unbranded Chinese device makers gained ground on the low-end, while Apple Inc.’s iPhones advanced in smartphones, researcher Gartner Inc. said.

Gains by so-called “white-box” vendors who sell small runs of cheap phones prompted Gartner to raise its forecast for full-year industry growth to 30 percent from 13 to 15 percent earlier, Carolina Milanesi, an analyst with Gartner’s Egham, U.K. unit, said in an interview.