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Q4 2010

MetroPCS announces record subscriber growth in 2010

January 7th, 2011

MetroPCS announced on Thursday impressive subscriber growth in the fourth quarter of 2010. Having amassed approximately 1.5 million net new subscribers over the course of 2010, MetroPCS saw the highest subscriber growth in the company’s history. In the fourth quater, the carrier netted 298,000 subscriber additions and churn was down to 3.5% from 5.3% in …

NPD Group: Apple to sell over 4 million Macs in fourth quarter

December 14th, 2010

According to new projections issued by market research firm NPD Group, Apple is poised to break its previous quarterly sales record. For the first time, Apple’s Mac unit sales are set to surpass the 4 million mark, with fourth quarter totals expected to fall in the range of 4.1 to 4.3 million. Apple’s new MacBook …

Fourth quarter Amazon Kindle sales in the millions

December 13th, 2010

In a post on Amazon.com’s Kindle user forums Monday morning, an Amazon official has shed some light on Kindle sales in Q4. Posting via an official Amazon user account called “The Amazon Kindle team,” the company official stated that Amazon has sold “millions” of Kindles so far this quarter. He or she goes on to …

Nielsen: Apple passed RIM to take top U.S. smartphone spot in October

December 1st, 2010

According to Nielsen’s numbers for October 2010, Apple’s iOS has passed RIM’s BlackBerry OS to become the most popular smartphone operating system currently in use in the U.S. The data jibes with both Canalys and NPD Group, which also put Apple in the No.1 smartphone spot in October. Nielsen’s Q3 market share data showed RIM …

HTC reports record revenue in Q4

October 29th, 2010

HTC reported a record quarter Friday as its 2010 smartphone shipments were more than double the previous year. HTC saw record revenue in Q4, topping $3.3 billion on shipments of 9.9 million units. The company reports that it shipped almost 25 million total units in its fiscal 2010. HTC, which went public just three years …

LG's android tablet to drop in Q4 2010

July 29th, 2010

LG announced earlier this month that it was launching an Android-powered tablet as part of its new Optimus brand. On Thursday, the Korean company confirmed that it will be launching this Android tablet in Q4 2010. Though Q4 2010 is still a broad window for launch, the timing suggests that LG is trying desperately to …

Microsoft has best Q4 in company history, over $16 billion in revenue

July 22nd, 2010

There were whispers that Apple’s latest quarterly earnings — $15.7 billion — could best those of rival Microsoft, however today, the Redmond company put all of that to rest. The first few sentences of Microsoft’s earnings release explains it all: Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $16.04 billion for the quarter ended June …