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4G LTE phone shipments to grow tenfold this year

March 23rd, 2012

Global 4G LTE smartphone shipments reached 6.8 million units in the technology’s first year. According to a study from market research firm Strategy Analytics, global LTE smartphone shipments could surge tenfold to 67 million units in 2012. It is expected to be a breakout year for LTE technology, with Apple, Samsung, HTC and others planning to …

Online iPad availability improves, new orders ship in 1-2 weeks

March 20th, 2012

When Apple’s new iPad failed to sell out at retail stores in and around New York City, we wondered if launch day turn-out was lower than expected or if Apple had finally managed to build enough iPads to meet consumer demand. We got our answer on Monday afternoon when Apple announced that it had sold …

AT&T confirms record iPad sales

March 19th, 2012

AT&T on Monday confirmed that it sold and activated more iPad tablets this past Friday than it has on any other single day. “On Friday, March 16, AT&T set a new single-day record for its iPad sales and activations, demonstrating robust demand for the new iPad on the nation’s largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 …

Apple sells out of launch-day iPads

March 9th, 2012

Apple began running out of pre-order iPad inventory less than 24 hours after pre-sales first began. Now, it looks like all of Apple’s initial iPad stock has been depleted. The company’s online store currently shows an estimated ship date of March 19th for every available iPad model, including the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi models and each …

Kindle Fire extinguishes eReader demand in Q1

March 8th, 2012

Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire is seen as having a huge impact on eReader shipments in the first quarter of 2012. The 7-inch Android tablet burst onto the scene in November and with less than seven weeks of availability in the fourth quarter, it managed to secure Amazon 14% of the global tablet market according to …

HTC’s struggles continue, revenue plummeted 45% so far this year

March 6th, 2012

HTC’s revenue during the first two months of 2012 has plummeted 45% compared to the same period last year. The popular vendor on Tuesday published its unaudited results for February 2012, during which it pulled in an estimated NT$20.3 billion, down 37% from the NT$32.1 billion it earned in the same month a year earlier. HTC’s …

‘Be Bold’ is a bust: Ad blitz didn’t help BlackBerry 7 sales in February

March 5th, 2012

Research In Motion’s increased marketing efforts centered around its “Be Bold” campaign in North America have not paid off according to Canaccord Genuity. Sales of BlackBerry 7 smartphones, and specifically the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360, were poor in February, Canaccord analyst Mike Walkley wrote in a research note late Sunday night. “Our February …

HTC sees negative smartphone sales trend reversing thanks to HTC One phones

March 1st, 2012

HTC is confident the company’s new One series smartphones will rescue the company from slowing sales, propelling it to the No.5 smartphone vendor spot and beyond. “We are confident this year will be … a much better year,” HTC’s chief of European operations Florian Seiche said to Reuters. “Even with the Q1 not being the ideal fast start right …

RIM’s Q4 likely to disappoint, iPhone 5 will overshadow BlackBerry 10

March 1st, 2012

Research In Motion is likely to report a disappointing February quarter according to Jeffries & Company analyst Peter Misek, and the company may soon pre-announce results as a warning. “We are cutting our RIM estimates and target based on our belief that there is a greater than 50% chance that RIM will negatively pre-announce the February …