Global handset industry operating profits rose an impressive +44% annually in the first quarter of 2012, as demand for 3G and 4G models took off in multiple regions worldwide. Apple & Samsung led the value growth by supplying millions of high-priced iPhones and Galaxys. Apple and Samsung continue to control the lion's share of global revenues and profits, benefitting from the weaker performance of OEMs such as Nokia, Sony, Motorola and LG which are undergoing major strategic transformations. This published report, available for download by clients to our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, provides quarterly global handset shipment, ASP, revenue and profit metrics for ten major vendors from 2007 to Q1 2012. Global revenue-share and profit-share tracking for financial healthchecking of all ten vendors is also included.