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Q3 2011

Aging iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS still best-selling phones in Q3

November 14th, 2011

Despite the huge variety of new smartphones released since the previous two generations of iPhone were first unveiled, Apple’s devices still managed to top the list of best-selling phones in the U.S. last quarter. According to new data released by market research firm The NPD Group on Monday, Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS were …

Nielsen: Android expands smartphone OS lead in Q3, Apple still top vendor

November 3rd, 2011

Google’s lead among smartphone platforms grew wider in the United States last quarter as Research In Motion and Microsoft each lost share to Android. Just-released data from Nielsen for the third quarter shows that Google’s share of the smartphone market in the U.S. grew to 43%, up from 39% in the second quarter. Apple’s iOS …

HTC takes top smartphone spot in U.S. according to Q3 data from Canalys

October 31st, 2011

Samsung blew past Apple and Nokia in the third quarter to become the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world, but another emerging smartphone vendor stole the top spot in the U.S. according to a new report. Market research firm Canalys on Monday released country-level smartphone shipment estimates and according to its figures, HTC shipped …

HTC reports record Q3, smartphone shipments up 93%

October 31st, 2011

HTC on Monday reported a record third quarter that saw profit grow 68% on shipments of 13.2 million handsets, up 93% from the same quarter last year. Revenue grew 79% year-over-year to NT$135.82 billion and profit grew to NT$18.68 billion, or NT$22.07 per share. HTC has shown six consecutive quarters of revenue growth. The average selling price …

Apple slides to No. 5 as ZTE sees Q3 mobile phone sales surge

October 28th, 2011

Global cell phone shipments grew 14% annually to reach 390 million units in the third quarter as China-based ZTE passed Apple to become the No. 4 cell phone vendor in the world by volume. Market research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics on Thursday released global mobile phone shipment data for the third quarter of 2011, …

LG posts Q3 loss despite record flat panel TV shipments

October 26th, 2011

LG posted its third-quarter earnings on Wednesday, noting a net loss of 413.9 billion won ($366 million), far below the net profit of 7.6 billion won reported during the same quarter last year. Third-quarter revenue totaled 13.4 trillion won ($11.3 billion), down 2% from the same period last year. LG shipped a total of 21.1 …

Verizon sold 2 million iPhones in Q3, 700,000 fewer than AT&T

October 21st, 2011

Verizon Communications on Friday revealed that it sold 2 million iPhone handsets during the third quarter of 2011, 700,000 fewer than top rival AT&T. Verizon reported its third-quarter earnings on Friday and during a conference call with analysts, the carrier revealed that it sold 2 million iPhones last quarter. AT&T on Thursday reported that it …