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Apple vs Samsung sales 2017

Samsung’s biggest obstacle to beating Apple: The teens

October 12th, 2017

For the last decade, Apple has dominated Samsung in the high-end smartphone business. There’s been fierce competition: some years, Samsung’s devices are prettier or cheaper, and Samsung has always out-sold Apple in the mid-range market. But where companies actually care about results — the underlying profit — Apple’s been the winner, and it’s not even …

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Galaxy S8 sales are on fire

May 16th, 2017

Launching a new flagship smartphone while a potentially game-changing iPhone is just peeking over the horizon is a tricky proposition, but it’s seemingly paid off in a big way for Samsung. After crushing the company’s own records for pre-order launch sales, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ continue to post huge sales figures despite only being …

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Here are the best Super Bowl TV sales from Walmart, Best Buy, and more

January 31st, 2017

Black Friday is and probably always will be the undisputed king when it comes to big discounts on TVs, but the week before the Super Bowl is definitely a close second. The perfect combination of leftover models from the year prior and stores needing to clear room for the new TVs that arrive each spring lead to …

iPad 2 said to have extinguished Kindle Fire demand

May 9th, 2012

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet exploded onto the scene late last year. Despite only being available for a month and a half in the holiday quarter, Amazon shipped nearly 4 million Kindle Fires in its launch quarter to take 14% of the global tablet market according to market research firm IHS iSuppli. While many touted the …

HTC One-series launches couldn't stop slide in April

May 7th, 2012

HTC’s new line of One-series smartphones launched on April 2nd in Europe and parts of Asia, but HTC’s performance hasn’t yet caught up to the impressive earnings it managed last year. HTC reported six consecutive months of record revenue in 2011 before increased competition from Samsung and the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S began a …

Your move, HTC

May 4th, 2012

Behold the Ghost of Palm Past. Earlier this week, industry watchers got to relive the rise and fall of webOS as Research In Motion gave the world a brief look at a gorgeous new smartphone platform while failing to convince anyone that it can succeed in a market dominated by Apple and Google. RIM’s stock …

Apple remains top U.S. smartphone vendor

May 3rd, 2012

The NPD Group on Wednesday released the results of its monthly Mobile Phone Track service, and determined Apple was the top-selling smartphone vendor in the United States. The Cupertino-based company’s market share increased by 7% in the first quarter year-over-year and totaled 29% of all U.S. smartphones. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone and overall mobile …

Life isn’t Good with Windows Phone, LG switches back to Android [updated]

April 30th, 2012

One of the original launch partners of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is calling a quits. LG said during its earnings call last week that the company has no plans to introduce any new Windows Phones and instead will focus its efforts on Android. The South Korean-based manufacturer claimed that its partnership with Microsoft remains …