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iPad takes 95.5% of tablet market in Q3

November 2nd, 2010

A new $7,000 report released Monday by research firm Strategy Analytics takes an in-depth look at the hot new tablet PC market. We’ll give you the highlights for free. In the report, SA states that Apple’s iPad owned a mammoth 95.5% of the global tablet market in the third quarter of this year. Android tablets, …

NPD, Canalys: Apple passes RIM in U.S. smartphone market

November 1st, 2010

New numbers released Monday by research firm NPD Group suggest that Android has further extended its lead in the U.S. with 44% of the smartphone market. The bigger news, however, is that RIM has seemingly slipped behind Apple, which is now the number 2 smartphone vendor in the United States. Last week, IDC stated that …

Samsung reports Q3: $3.98 billion in profit on $35.8 billion revenue

October 30th, 2010

South Korean electronics powerhouse Samsung has announced its Q3 financials via a press release. The outfit raked in an impressive $35.8 billion in revenue and $3.98 billion in operating profits, and about 25% of that profit came by way of its thriving telecommunications business. Samsung chiefs were quick to credit their mobile communications wing, which shipped …

Apple passes RIM to become fourth largest phone vendor

October 29th, 2010

With just a single phone model in its repertoire (two including the iPhone 3GS, which is still available for purchase), IDC reveals Apple has passed RIM to become the fourth largest cell phone vendor in the world. Last quarter, Apple sold 14.1 million iPhone units to snag 4.1% of the global market. RIM rang up …

Motorola reports first growth quarter since 2008

October 28th, 2010

Motorola announced its Q3 results on Thursday and while the seemingly imminent arrival of the Verizon iPhone weighs heavily on investors’ minds, Motorola managed to report its best quarter in some time. Sales in the third quarter were up 13% year over year to $4.9 billion and phone revenue came in at $2 billion, up …

Sprint adds 644,000 wireless subscribers in Q3, posts $911 million net loss

October 27th, 2010

Admit it, everyone loves an underdog. If you’ve been paying attention to the transformation Sprint has been undergoing over the last few years… you know you’re pulling for them too. After all, competition and parity in the wireless market place only benefits the consumer. Today, Sprint posted its Q3 2010 earnings report and the results, …

Verizon Wireless Q3 performance: 6% increase in revenue, 93.2 million customers

October 22nd, 2010

Verizon Communications announced its Q3 2010 earnings this morning and, buried in that spreadsheet, are the results for the Vodafone, Verizon joint venture that is Verizon Wireless. The company reported 997,000 net additions for the quarter along with a minuscule retail postpaid churn of 1.07%. Total revenue increased by 6% from the third quarter of last year and …

AT&T reports record quarter, again driven by iPhone sales in Q3

October 21st, 2010

AT&T reported a huge quarter Thursday morning, once again propelled by the success of Apple’s iPhone. The nation’s second largest wireless carrier activated a record 5.2 million iPhone units during Q3 2010 — a huge leap from its previous record of 3.2 million in a single quarter. 24% of those iPhone activations were new customers. …

Nokia reports Q3 earnings, €10.3 billion in sales

October 21st, 2010

This morning, mobile giant Nokia announced earnings results for their Q3 of 2010 to mixed reviews. While the company did beat analysts Q3 estimates — with €529 million in net income and 110.4 million devices sold — the Finnish company did note that it would cut more than 1,800 jobs in an attempt to “streamline …

Google posts strong Q3, revenue up 23% year-over-year

October 14th, 2010

Today, search extraordinaire Google, Inc. announced earnings for the third quarter of 2010. The Big G posted revenues of $7.29 billion, up 23% year-over-year, a net income of $2.17 billion, had an effective tax rate of 20%… oh yeah… and $33.4 billion in cash. Yikes! The company also reported 23,331 full-time employees; roughly 1,500 more than …