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RBC: iPhone sales to hit 70 million in 2011

January 12th, 2011

In a price target revision sent to investors Wednesday morning, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky raised the firm’s target for Apple stock to $395 from $365. RBC also raised its revenue estimates, speculating that increased demand and new product launches would drive Apple’s revenue to $90.8 billion in the 2011 fiscal year and …

Mobile broadband to reach 1 billion users in 2011

January 12th, 2011

We are moving towards a more wireless world and Ericsson, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile network equipment, has reaffirmed that fact with some cold, hard statistics. “During the course of 2010, a significant milestone in terms of mobile broadband subscriptions was reached as their number surpassed the half-a-billion mark globally,” said Ericsson. The company …

BlackBerry PlayBook will fail according to former RIM exec [updated]

January 10th, 2011

Former RIM executive Raymond Reddy reportedly believes that the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will flop. In an interview with Business Insider, Reddy — who was in corporate development with RIM until 2008 when he left to start his own company — is said to have voiced several concerns surrounding the PlayBook that could apparently lead to a …

HTC to ship 10 million 4G smartphones in 2011

January 10th, 2011

According to a new report from industry watcher DigiTimes on Monday, HTC is expected to ship 10 million 4G smartphones in 2011. The Chinese website claims industry sources have pegged 10 million as the probable figure for shipments this year, and the estimate includes only LTE and WiMAX-enabled smartphones. Both T-Mobile and AT&T have decided …

RBC: Verizon iPhone to sell 9-10 million units in 2011

January 10th, 2011

In a note to investors on Monday, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky stated that Verizon Wireless may sell 9-10 million iPhones in 2011. The figure represents RBC’s preliminary estimates covering the 2011 calendar year. RBC’s projection is up to double the street’s earlier consensus of 5 million units. Abramsky notes that while Apple CEO …

Subsidized iPad fails to interest U.K. consumers according to report

January 5th, 2011

As rumors of iPad subsidies becoming available from U.S. carriers this year gain momentum, The Times reports that similar strategies in the U.K. do not appear to be paying off in the short term. Orange, T-Mobile and Three each recently began offering discounts on the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G when purchased alongside a new service …

Forrester Research: Over 82 million tablet users in U.S. by 2015

January 4th, 2011

With CES just on the horizon, and the impending tablet tidal-wave gaining momentum, Forrester Research has published its predictions on just how far-reaching the devices will be.  With an estimated 10.2 million U.S. adults currently using tablets, the company predicts that number to rise to 26.0 million in 2011, 50.7 million in 2012, and 82.1 million U.S. adults by 2015. “We’ve …

DigiTimes: iPad shipments to reach 65 million units in 2011

December 29th, 2010

According to hit or miss industry watcher DigiTimes, Apple is betting big on the iPad in 2011. The site estimates that iPad manufacturers will ship 65 million units for Apple in 2011, a figure that is almost double the market consensus. According to the report, which is based on checks within various display manufacturers, iPad …

Piper Jaffray: Verizon iPhone to sell 9 million units in 2011

December 15th, 2010

In a new research note, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimates that Apple will sell approximately 9 million iPhone handsets through Verizon Wireless next year. While the figure seems low considering AT&T sold 5.2 million iPhones in the third quarter of 2010 alone, Munster’s numbers are conservative, as he believes the iPhone will have much …

NPD Group: Apple to sell over 4 million Macs in fourth quarter

December 14th, 2010

According to new projections issued by market research firm NPD Group, Apple is poised to break its previous quarterly sales record. For the first time, Apple’s Mac unit sales are set to surpass the 4 million mark, with fourth quarter totals expected to fall in the range of 4.1 to 4.3 million. Apple’s new MacBook …