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Apple and Google dominate smartphone space while others scramble

December 13th, 2011

Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS dominated the U.S. smartphone space in 2011 while a number of companies that helped shape the market as we know it were forced to reboot. Market research firm The NPD Group on Tuesday issued a report on the smartphone market through October 2011, stating that Android and iOS extended …

Samsung cell phone sales top 300 million units in 2011 for first time

December 12th, 2011

For the first time in the South Korea-based electronics giant’s storied history, annual sales of Samsung’s cell phones have topped 300 million units, the company confirmed to Reuters. Samsung’s mobile phone sales in 2010 totalled about 280 million units. According to a recent report from market research and analysis firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 88 …

Deep discounts bolster BlackBerry PlayBook sales, study finds

December 6th, 2011

Research In Motion announced last week that it will take a $485 million charge in the third fiscal quarter due to poor sales of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The Waterloo, Ontario-based vendor shipped 500,000 PlayBook tablets to retail partners during the slate’s first quarter of availability and just 200,000 units in the second fiscal quarter. …

Amazon may own half of Android tablet market next year

December 5th, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet hasn’t even been available for a full month yet, but analysts and the media already seem comfortable declaring it the Android tablet to beat. Fourth-quarter sales estimates have been as high as 5 million units and even more conservative estimates reach well into the millions. In a note to investors on Monday, Evercore Partners …

Kindle Fire to be second hottest tablet behind iPad in Q4

December 2nd, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire will be the second most popular tablet in the world this quarter according to new projections published on Friday by market research firm IHS iSuppli. An earlier report on Friday suggested Kindle Fire usage might already be in decline, but iSuppi says Amazon is in store for a solid fourth quarter. Apple’s …

Android steals BlackBerry share, Samsung top vendor in new comScore report

December 2nd, 2011

ComScore released its latest U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share report on Friday that suggests Android’s market share is continuing to eat away at the popularity of RIM’s BlackBerry OS in the United States. The research firm found that Android’s market share between August and October was 46.3%, up 4.4 percentage points from the three-month period …

Amazon Kindle Fire already cooling off, study suggests

December 2nd, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet may already be cooling off following a huge launch that likely placed the slate among the most popular media tablets to launch so far. A new study conducted by ad network Chitika found that Kindle Fire usage ramped up at a modest pace following the device’s launch, and then exploded around …