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2011

T-Mobile USA posts pedestrian Q1 report card

May 6th, 2011

T-Mobile USA has just posted its first-quarter 2011 earnings report, and the results aren’t all that hot. While the nation’s fourth largest carrier did increase contract APRU to $52 — up $1 year-over-year — it posted a decline in virtually all other business vitals. T-Mobile posted 99,000 net customer losses — 471,000 contract net customer …

Asustek issues Q2 guidance; 11% increase in shipments, 5% increase in revenue

May 6th, 2011

While Acer scrambles to reverse the current negative trend that saw its PC shipments fall last quarter as revenue dove 56%, Taiwan-based competitor Asustek just issued second-quarter guidance that predicts growth in shipments over the first quarter of 2011. While analysts go back and forth over what the emerging tablet market’s impact on netbooks and …

Canalys: Android dominance grows as Q1 market share climbs to 35%

May 4th, 2011

Market research and analysis firm Canalys on Wednesday released its global country-level smartphone market share data for the first quarter of 2011. According to the firm’s report, Android continued to dominate the worldwide smartphone market as global shipments grew to 37.5 million units, giving Google’s mobile OS a market-leading 35% share of smartphone sales in …

‘NoDo’ Windows Phone update begins rolling out to HTC Surround

May 3rd, 2011

Owners of HTC’s Surround device definitely were not feeling the Windows Phone love a few weeks back. It’s two AT&T counterparts — the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum — were receiving the highly-anticipated NoDo update, but the Surround was still left in limbo. Well Surround owners, your day hath cometh. Owners of the giant-speaker bearing handset are …

Verizon Wireless to carry the BlackBerry PlayBook after all

May 2nd, 2011

On April 20th, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson was quoted as saying the company was “still evaluating” whether it would carry Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in its retail stores. Eleven days later, it looks like that evaluation is over. The company has the PlayBook listed in its 2011 winter consumer guide with a “coming …

HTC ships 9.7M units in Q1, revenue up 174% year-over-year

April 29th, 2011

HTC is getting the job done. The company reported Q1 earnings this morning, and the Taiwanese handset maker saw staggering growth in nearly all metrics. During the first-quarter of 2011, the company shipped 9.7 million units, a 192% increase from the same quarter last year and a 6% increase from the previous holiday quarter. The company …

IDC: mobile phone market grew 20% in Q1 fueled by smartphones

April 29th, 2011

The mobile phone market grew almost 20% year-over-year during the first quarter of 2011, IDC has stated. The reason? Smartphones, smartphones, and more smartphones. The firm reports that worldwide smartphone growth was particularly fast in the Asia/Pacific region, as well as in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. As far as hard numbers, it’s …

Acer earnings, shipments fall in Q1

April 29th, 2011

Earlier today, Acer posted its earnings report from Q1 of 2011. The company saw after-tax earnings per share hit an eight year low of NT$0.45 as PC shipments declined. Acer accrued NT$1.93 billion in operating net income, which was down nearly 56% quarter-over-quarter. The company does expect its operating profit margin to remain flat year-over-year, but industry …

Microsoft announces record Q3 earnings of $16.43 billion in revenue, $5.23 billion of net income driven by Office, Kinect products

April 28th, 2011

Driven by strong growth in its Business and Entertainment & Devices divisions, Microsoft posted record Q3 2011 revenues of $16.43 billion — a 13% increase year-over-year. “We delivered strong financial results despite a mixed PC environment, which demonstrates the strength and breadth of our businesses,” said Microsoft’s chief financial officer, Peter Klein. “Consumers are purchasing Office 2010, Xbox …