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In-Stat: Low-cost Android phone shipments to reach 339 million in 2015

October 26th, 2011

Global shipments of low-cost Android smartphones are expected to explode over the next four years. A new report from market intelligence firm In-Stat suggests that annual shipments of sub-$150 Android phones will reach 339 million units in 2015. In-Stat says that consumers in the market for smartphones with such a low unsubsidized cost only have …

Hot holiday season could push Kindle Fire sales to 5 million in Q4

October 25th, 2011

Consumers are clamoring for an affordable tablet with deep Amazon service integration according to one analyst, and the Kindle Fire could see huge numbers this quarter as a result. J.P. Morgan analyst Douglas Anmuth estimates Amazon will sell between 4.5 million and 5 million tablets in the fourth quarter, which will consist of just over six weeks …

ABI: Tablet shipments exploded in Q2 to surpass netbooks for the first time

October 24th, 2011

Global tablet sales into channels exploded in the second quarter of 2011 to surpass netbooks for the first time in the emerging category’s young history. Market research and intelligence firm ABI Research determined that shipments of media tablets ballooned 112.5% in the second quarter to reach 13.6 million units, up from 6.4 million tablets in …

Nokia shocks the Street in Q3 on solid feature phone sales

October 20th, 2011

Nokia on Thursday posted better-than-expected results for the third quarter thanks to mobile device shipments that exceeded analysts’ expectations by a substantial margin. The Finnish phone vendor shipped 89.9 million feature phones, crushing expectations which were as low as 67 million units for the quarter, and revenue from its mobile devices group came in at €5.39 …

Samsung takes smartphone crown in Q3 as shipments top Apple, Nokia

October 20th, 2011

Samsung reportedly shipped more than 20 million smartphones in the third calendar quarter of this year, moving the South Korea-based company ahead of Apple for the first time since the iPhone was unveiled. Apple on Tuesday revealed that it shipped 17.1 million iPhone handsets during the September quarter, missing analyst expectations by more than 3 …

AT&T iPhone 4S activations top 1 million

October 20th, 2011

And the disappointments keep on coming… AT&T on Thursday announced that it has now activated more than 1 million iPhone 4S handsets. “It’s no surprise that customers are clamoring for the iPhone 4S and they want it to run on a network that lets them download twice as fast as competitors’,” said AT&T CEO Ralph de …

Apple’s Q4 miss was a gift for investors, Ticonderoga says

October 19th, 2011

Apple reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday evening that missed analyst estimates by a fair margin, due in large part to iPhone sales that fell well below the Street’s consensus. Analysts weren’t expecting iPhone sales to slow at all, but even Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged on the company’s earnings call that the overactive hype …

18.7 million tablets reportedly shipped in Q3, iPad market share grows

October 18th, 2011

Tablet vendors shipped 18.7 million units during the third quarter of this year, DigiTimes said on Tuesday. Third-quarter shipments were up 27.5% over the second quarter, but the increase was less than the 60.9% jump in shipments between the first and second quarters of this year. The slower growth was attributed to a weaker global …

Amazon may sell over 5 million Kindle Fire tablets in Q4

October 14th, 2011

Amazon could ship 5 million or more Kindle Fire tablets in the fourth quarter of 2011, one analyst believes. Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar on Thursday stated that Amazon likely has a huge hit on its hands, with fourth-quarter shipments that may surpass even the most bullish estimates. “Checks indicate that they could ship upwards of 5 …