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Android users buy the iPad over Google-powered tablets

July 11th, 2011

Apple’s market-leading iOS tablet isn’t just the slate of choice for iPhone users according to a recent report. According to checks performed by Canaccord Genuity analysts T. Michael Walkley, Charles John and Matthew D. Ramsay, Android smartphone users are purchasing the iPad over Android alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola XOOM. Canaccord notes …

HTC to displace RIM as No. 4 smartphone vendor

July 1st, 2011

HTC is set to slide into the No. 4 spot on the list of the world’s top smartphone vendors next year according to Taiwan-based research firm Market Intelligence Center. The slot is currently held by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. Headquartered outside Taiwan’s capital, HTC has quietly built a smartphone empire as well as one …

Apple could sell over 14 million iPad 2 tablets in Q3

June 23rd, 2011

Sales of Apple’s iPad 2 tablet are set to explode in the third quarter according to Hong Kong-based research firm CLSA. Citing LCD sales data from DisplaySearch, the firm thinks Apple will unload 14.4 million iPad 2 tablets in the third quarter this year, well above the consensus of between 10 and 12 million units. …

Analyst thinks buyers will choose iPad over TouchPad in battle of the Pads

June 10th, 2011

HP finally revealed a launch date and pricing for its TouchPad tablet on Thursday and we have to say, we’re pretty excited. It’s no mystery that we’re fans of webOS, and we were definitely impressed with the device during our hands-on in San Francisco. JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz argues that consumers in general aren’t …

RIM letting opportunity from Nokia debacle slip, Citi says

June 9th, 2011

In a note to investors on Thursday, Citigroup analyst Jim Suva cut his rating on shares of RIM stock from Buy to Hold, dropping his price target from $80 to $45. Suva had upgraded his rating on RIM shares from Sell to Buy back in February on the assumption that the Waterloo, Ontario-based company would …

Ticonderoga: iPhone 4 shipments to beat Q3 projections, iPhone 5 launch set for September

June 2nd, 2011

In a note to investors on Thursday, Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White raised his earlier projection for iPhone shipments in the June quarter. Following discussions with contacts in Taipei, White believes stable demand bolstered by the launch of the white iPhone 4 will now drive flat quarter-over-quarter iPhone shipments. The analyst had previously estimated that shipments would …

Microsoft sells 1.6M Windows Phone handsets in Q1

May 19th, 2011

According to research firm Gartner, although Microsoft shipped 2 million Windows Phone units during Q4 of 2010, it sold 1.6 million units during Q1 of 2011.”Windows Phone saw only modest sales that reached 1.6 million units in the first quarter of 2011,” wrote Gartner. “Devices launched at the end of 2010 failed to grow in consumer preference …