The rivals tie for the top spot in the fourth quarter of 2014, with Apple's fortunes on the rise and Samsung's heading in the opposite direction, according to figures from researcher Strategy Analytics.
Big-screened phones will account for more than 20 percent of mobile devices shipped by 2019, according to Juniper Research.
ZipDial lets consumers make a phone call and then instantly start receiving marketing promotions via text, voice, and app notifications. This is designed to appeal to people with limited or no Internet access.
Worldwide, Samsung's market share drops from 32.5 percent in 2013 to 28 percent in 2014, while competitors, like Apple, maintain or gain ground.
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The world's biggest chipmaker ended 2014 on solid footing thanks in part to its reinvigorated PC business. However, Intel's mobile division remains a huge drag.
Microsoft's new Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 further bulk up its low-end and help it reach new customers around the globe.
Lollipop, the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system, has yet to make much of a dent in the market.
The $7,500 Lynx Smart Grill injects an already-premium model with all sorts
The printing company will attempt to tackle a new market with the launch of a series of running watches and a golf-swing analyzer.