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One company defied Apple to make the ultimate iPhone 6s accessory

October 22nd, 2015

One way of dealing with smartphone battery issues is to carry an external rechargeable battery (or power bank) that can provide precious juice when you’re in a bind. There are plenty of options out there nowadays, some capable of charging a new iPhone 6s numerous times before having to be charged up again themselves. However, there are two problems with …

Apple could sell 12 million new iPads this quarter, analyst says

March 20th, 2012

Apple announced on Monday that the company had sold a record 3 million new iPads since Friday’s launch. With Apple’s new tablet set to become available in 24 additional countries starting at 8:00 a.m on Friday, March 23rd, a number of analysts are expecting solid sales to continue. UBS analyst Maynard Um believes that Apple …

Hon Hai revenue jumps 19.9% in 2011

January 13th, 2012

Taiwanese manufacturer Hon Hai reported revenue growth of 19.89% year-over-year in 2011 and 37.5% quarter-over-quarter in the fourth quarter last year, Taiwan Economic News said Friday. Hon Hai recorded $10.5 billion in revenue for the month of December, $92 billion in revenue for the year and $30.5 billion in revenue for the full fourth quarter of …

Verizon iPhone sales double to more than 4.2 million in Q4

January 4th, 2012

Fueled by the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S, Verizon Wireless sold more than 4.2 million iPhones in the fourth quarter last year — more than double the number of iPhones it sold in the third quarter. Verizon’s chief financial officer Fran Shammo revealed the carrier’s iPhone sales for the December quarter during a talk at a …

Google to launch music store this quarter

October 17th, 2011

Google will announce and launch its own music store this quarter, Business Insider said recently. The company revealed its Music beta service in May, which allows users to store up to 20,000 songs in the cloud, but now users will be able to purchase and download tracks, too. Google is reportedly already in negotiations with …

Apple iPhone shipments surge 142%, IDC says

July 29th, 2011

Research firm IDC released its latest Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report on Thursday and revealed that shipments of Apple’s iPhone jumped 142% over the same period last year. Samsung’s shipments rose 10% year-over year, ZTE saw a 36% increase in shipments and LG’s shipments dropped 18.9%. The entire mobile phone market grew 11.3% year-over-year, but …

Tablets fuel 7% growth in global PC market, report says

April 28th, 2011

According to a new report issued by Canalys today, the global PC market grew 7% during the first quarter of this year – largely fueled by tablets. There were 88.6 million PC shipments during the quarter, up from 82.8 million during the same quarter last year. HP had a 66% share of the shipments, followed …

Sprint has banner quarter, still posts net loss

April 28th, 2011

Moments ago, Sprint released its earnings report card for the first quarter of 2011, and things are definitely improving. The company saw its largest increase in wireless customers in the last five years, adding 1.1 million subscribers across all Sprint brands — prepaid net additions totaled 846,000 lines and postpaid adds totaled 310,000 lines. The …

Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab coming to the U.S. in Q1

January 5th, 2011

Samsung has just made the inevitable a reality. At the company’s CES keynote, Sammy announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the very same tablet available from wireless carriers the world over, will be available in a Wi-Fi only variant in the U.S. in Q1. Not really a heck of a lot else to report. Same …

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 …