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Asus to launch 5-6 Intel-powered Ultrabooks in October

August 30th, 2011

Asus will launch as many as six Ultrabooks in October, Asus chairman Jonney Shih said on Monday. The notebooks will offer screen sizes between 11.6-inches and 13.3-inches. Intel detailed its plans to introduce a new category of notebooks, which it dubbed “Ultrabooks” in May. The chip maker hopes the new category will dominate 40% of …

HTC CFO: Puccini tablet will launch in September/October

August 16th, 2011

HTC’s 10-inch Puccini Android tablet will hit the market in September or October, HTC’s chief financial officer Winston Yung said during a press conference at the Taiwan Stock Exchange. We published the first solid images of the Puccini in July when we noted the tablet will likely offer a 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera and …

Intel: Acer, ASUS and Lenovo to launch sub-$1,000 Ultrabooks in Q4

August 12th, 2011

Acer, ASUS and Lenovo will launch Intel-powered “Ultrabooks” priced below $1,000 during the fourth quarter of this year, Intel’s executive vice president Sean Maloney said during an event in Taipei. Several of Intel’s other partners aren’t as sure they will be able to hit that price target. DigiTimes said the bill of materials to build …

Sprint to offer cloud services in Q4

August 10th, 2011

Sprint’s head of business markets Paget Alves recently confirmed to CNET that the carrier will launch cloud-based services during the fourth quarter of this year. The offering will be available to small and medium sized business customers. Sprint will provide security, software and Internet hosting, and it will also offer an “infrastructure as a service” option, …

ZTE displaces Apple as No. 4 phone maker; RIM bumped from top 5

January 28th, 2011

Chinese consumer electronics company ZTE exploded from the “other” category in the fourth quarter of 2010 to displace Apple as the No. 4 cell phone maker in the world. In doing so, the Chinese manufacturer also bumped RIM off of the top 5 list for the quarter and, more alarmingly perhaps, for the full year. Market …

Nokia Q4 earnings: profits fall for third straight quarter, market share slides

January 27th, 2011

Nokia revealed its third consecutive decline in profits as the struggling cell phone maker reported its fourth-quarter 2010 earnings. Net sales grew 6% year-over-year to €12.65 billion, but operating profit slid 26% from €1.47 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 to €1.09 billion. Operating profit margin in the company’s Devices and Services division was …

Microsoft partners sold 2 million Windows Phone 7 devices last quarter

January 26th, 2011

Microsoft confirmed to Bloomberg that its partners sold over 2 million Windows Phone 7 devices to carriers and retail partners last quarter. The company also claimed that according to its findings, 93% of Windows Phone 7 customers are satisfied with the operating system and brand awareness has increased by half to 66%. “Sales are an …

Motorola Mobility reports Q4, full year earnings; Q1 2011 guidance bleak

January 26th, 2011

Motorola Mobility on Wednesday reported its fourth quarter and full year 2010 earnings. It also gave grim but anticipated guidance for the first quarter of 2011 as Verizon Wireless, the company’s top carrier partner, prepares to launch the iPhone 4. Motorola’s revenues were up 21% year-over-year to $3.4 billion and net revenues from the company’s …

Verizon adds 872,000 subscribers, doubles profit in fourth quarter

January 25th, 2011

Shares of Verizon Communications stock slid over 1% in after-hours trading Tuesday morning as the company reported its fourth quarter earnings. Despite almost doubling profit from $2.37 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 to $4.65 billion in 2010, earnings of $0.54 per share missed the Street’s consensus of $0.55 per share and revenue fell …

Sony Ericsson sees small profit in Q4; shipments decline

January 20th, 2011

Things have been rough for Sony Ericsson over the past couple of years. Intriguing new gear is on the way from this once-great Swedish joint venture, with a few sexy smartphones like the Xperia arc in the pipeline and the highly anticipated PlayStation Phone, the Xperia Play, finally about to become a reality. Unfortunately, however, …