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Seagate says hard drive shortage will continue through this year

February 1st, 2012

Seagate said in its recent fiscal second-quarter earnings report that it expects the flooding in Thailand to result in a continued hard drive shortage throughout 2012. The company originally reported issues after flooding affected its factories in October, 2011. In addition, analysts have suggested that the floods could increase laptop and desktop PC prices, and …

Samsung beats Q3 estimates on strong smartphone sales

October 7th, 2011

Samsung issued pre-earnings guidance on Friday indicating it will beat profit estimates set by the Street for the third quarter thanks to strong demand for its smartphones. The South Korea-based company said its operating profit for the three month period ending this September will total roughly 4.2 trillion won ($3.6 billion), which bested estimates from a group of …

Acer reports first quarterly loss in company history as slump continues

August 25th, 2011

Acer reported its second-quarter results on Wednesday and revealed its first ever quarterly loss. The company recorded a net loss of NT$6.79 billion, versus Wall Street estimates that the firm would report a NT$3.3 billion loss. The poor performance was blamed on Acer’s focus to clear up “excessive inventory” and on severance payments that were …

Gartner says smartphone sales grew 74% in Q2

August 11th, 2011

Gartner on Thursday issued its global mobile phone sales data for the second quarter, which shows that the industry grew 16.5% from the same quarter last year, to 428.7 million units. Smartphone sales jumped 74% year-on-year, with 107.7 million smartphones having been sold to end users around the world. “Smartphone sales continued to rise at …

IDC latest to proclaim Apple world's top smartphone vendor

August 4th, 2011

Apple was once again reaffirmed as the world’s No. 1 smartphone vendor on Thursday as market research firm IDC released its data for the June quarter. Smartphone shipments in the second quarter of this year totaled 106.6 million according to IDC, up from 64.4 million in the same quarter last year. Of that total, Apple …

T-Mobile loses 50,000 subscribers in Q2, reports revenue decline

August 4th, 2011

T-Mobile USA reported its second quarter results on Thursday and noted that it lost 50,000 subscribers during the quarter. That’s a drop, but it’s not as bad as the 93,000 customers the carrier lost during the year ago quarter or the 99,000 customers who left during the first quarter. T-Mobile also recorded $5.1 billion in …

HTC posts stellar quarter; revenues up 104%, 12.1 million handsets shipped

July 29th, 2011

HTC posted impressive second-quarter results on Friday noting that its profit of NT$17.52 billion was up 104% year-over-year and up 19% over the first quarter. The Taiwanese phone maker’s shipment total of 12.1 million devices during the quarter was up 24% year-over-year and 25% quarter-over-quarter. The company also noted that it shipped a total of …

Motorola Mobility posts solid Q2 earnings, new smartphones and tablets inbound

July 28th, 2011

Motorola Mobility on Thursday released its second quarter 2011 earnings and despite recent analyst downgrades, the company recorded a strong quarter. Motorola posted net revenues of $3.3 billion, up 28% from the same time period last year. In addition, mobile device revenues were $2.4 billion, up 41% from the second quarter of 2010. Motorola Mobility …

LG revenue hits $13.3B in Q2 on strong TV sales; mobile biz grows, still not profitable

July 27th, 2011

LG on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that showed notable growth, though the consumer electronics giant still hasn’t found a way to return its mobile business to profitability. The company’s revenue for the quarter reached KRW 14.4 trillion (U.S. $13.3 billion), up 9.3% sequentially. Following two straight quarters of losses, LG reported a net profit of KRW 108 …