Samsung Galaxy S II sells over 20 million units in 10 months

By on February 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S II sells over 20 million units in 10 months

Samsung announced in late September that the company sold 10 million Galaxy S II smartphones, and five months later the popular handset has crossed the 20-million shipment mark. The smartphone’s predecessor, the Galaxy S, took 17 months to reach the same milestone according to Samsung. When the Galaxy S II launched in April, it quickly became the company’s fastest selling smartphone. Sales are sure to slow in the coming months, however, with Samsung rumored to launch the highly anticipated Galaxy S III in April. More →

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Samsung: 5 million Galaxy S II handsets shipped in 85 days

By on July 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM.

Samsung: 5 million Galaxy S II handsets shipped in 85 days

Samsung announced on Wednesday that it has now shipped more than 5 million flagship Galaxy S II smartphones in just 85 days. The phone became Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone when it hit the 3 million-unit milestone in just 55 days. Samsung now reportedly maintains a 56% share of the mobile phone market in South Korea. The phone maker has yet to launch the device in the United States, but our recent exclusive leak of AT&T’s Galaxy S II handset suggests that official carrier announcements could be right around the corner. More →

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New MacBook Air shipments reach 400,000-500,000 in June

By on July 21, 2011 at 8:40 PM.

New MacBook Air shipments reach 400,000-500,000 in June

Suppliers already shipped between 400,000 and 500,000 units of Apple’s refreshed MacBook Air in June, and shipments aren’t expected to slow anytime soon according to DigiTimes. Reportedly, the high volume of shipments is expected to remain just as strong in July and August, and “series sales” could top 14 million units this year. Apple officially took the wraps off of its updated MacBook Air on Wednesday. It has the same form factor as previous models, but it now offers a Thunderbolt I/O port, Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors, a backlit keyboard, and runs Apple’s new OS X Lion operating system. More →

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Sony Ericsson: New Zealand Xperia Play launch delayed; shipment stolen

By on May 17, 2011 at 5:50 PM.

Sony Ericsson: New Zealand Xperia Play launch delayed; shipment stolen

Here’s something we don’t see everyday — Vodafone New Zealand has tweeted that it’s delaying the launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play after a “major security breach.” According to the carrier’s official Twitter account, the shipment of Xperia Play units was stolen at some point on its way to the carrier. It’s unclear who pulled it off or how the heist took place. Vodafone has not provided any other details as to how long the launch will be delayed. More →

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674,000 Windows Phone devices sold to date, analyst suggests

By on May 3, 2011 at 12:27 PM.

674,000 Windows Phone devices sold to date, analyst suggests

Famed Russian technology blogger and analyst, Eldar Murtazin, thinks he has a beat on global Windows Phone sales figures, and the results are grim. Murtazin notes that although the company has shipped 1.5 million handsets worldwide, it has only sold 674,000 to end-users. The article’s author never indicates where his information originates from, but Murtazin has a proven track record when it comes to providing accurate insider information in the mobile space. Selling 674,000 smartphones certainly isn’t anything to to be ashamed of, but we’re not sure it is cause for celebration either. More →

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Motorola Mobility ships 250,000 XOOM tablets in Q1; $3B in net revenues

By on April 28, 2011 at 4:28 PM.

Motorola Mobility ships 250,000 XOOM tablets in Q1; $3B in net revenues

In the company’s first-quarter earnings disclosure, Motorola Mobility finally put a number on XOOM tablet shipments: 250,000. “The Company shipped a total of 9.3 million mobile devices, including 4.1 million smartphones and more than 250,000 Motorola XOOM tablets,” reads the report. “In the first quarter of 2010, the Company shipped 8.5 million mobile devices, including 2.3 million smartphones.” Motorola Mobility also posted $3 billion in net revenues, up 22% year-over-year, with mobile device revenues of $2.1 billion, up 30% year-over-year. The company did post a GAAP net loss of $0.27 per share, however, which was down from a $0.72 share loss in the first-quarter of 2010. Motorola’s complete earnings statement is after the break. More →

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Apple shipped 1.1 million MacBook Air laptops last quarter, analyst claims

By on March 7, 2011 at 8:01 PM.

Apple shipped 1.1 million MacBook Air laptops last quarter, analyst claims

Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed on Saturday that Apple shipped a total of 1.1 million MacBook Air units over the course of the refreshed laptop’s first quarter of availability. Though the firm’s figure is most certainly not confirmed by Apple, Ming-Chi cites channel checks in Asia in revealing shipment numbers, which would make the new MacBook Air one of the fastest-selling Mac computers in Apple’s history. Ming-Chi notes that sales have likely begun to slow in the first quarter of 2011, and Concord estimates that Apple will ship approximately 700,000 units this quarter. Shipments of Apple’s newly refreshed MacBook Pro computers are expected to make up for the slowing Air sales, however, and Concord notes that demand for the new Pro line will help offset slowed MacBook Air shipments. More →

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Sony: Over 5.5 million copies of Gran Turismo 5 sold so far

By on December 10, 2010 at 7:45 PM.

Sony: Over 5.5 million copies of Gran Turismo 5 sold so far

Sony announced Friday that it has sold over 5.5 million copies of Gran Turismo 5 in the game’s first 12 days of availability. Sony also announced that its total sales for the Gran Turismo franchise have surpassed 60 million units worldwide. The highly anticipated GT5 game for Sony’s PlayStation 3 is the ninth installment in the wildly successful racing series, offering over 1,000 different karts and cars that are a stunning likeness to the actual vehicles they are modeled after. The game also features a redesigned physics engine for more realistic steering during gameplay.

In the week ending December 4th, GT5 was the No. 3 best-selling game in the world according to VGChartz, behind Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP) and Wii Sports (Wii). Sony’s press release can be found after the break. More →

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Gartner names Samsung top Android provider in States, 3M Galaxy S handsets shipped in U.S.

By on December 3, 2010 at 9:44 AM.

Gartner names Samsung top Android provider in States, 3M Galaxy S handsets shipped in U.S.

Samsung has just issued a press release pertaining to kudos it recently received from analytics firm Gartner. Gartner has named Samsung the top Android provider in the United States based on “sell through to end users in [...] the third quarter of 2010.” Samsung earned the honors based on its 32.1% share of the U.S. Android market in Q3 and having shipped over 3 million total Galaxy S handsets in the States.

“I want to personally thank everyone who selected a Galaxy S smartphone as their mobile handset of choice,” said Samsung’s president of Mobile, Dale Sohn. “Neither of these wonderful accomplishments would have been possible without the loyalty and support of our customers.”

Hit the read link for the official press release. More →

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