The global smartphone market has seen competition heat up significantly so far in 2013. Major names like Blackberry and Nokia, to name a few, have taken aim, yet again, to dent the stranglehold that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung have on the market.

The effect?

Not a thing. It's been well documented that the Apple/Samsung duopoly in this space is as intact as ever. As we've seen repeatedly, Apple and Samsung divided all the profits in the smartphone space once again in the first quarter of this year. Simply amazing.

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