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2012 may be a flat year for PC shipments, analyst says

December 23rd, 2011

Despite the launch of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system and the introduction of ultra-thin Intel-powered ultrabooks, Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes thinks the PC industry will see little or no growth in 2012. Reitzes recently said that he expects PC unit growth to hover around just 0.8%, down from his original forecast of 5.1%. He …

Analyst boosts Q1 iPhone shipment estimates to more than 30 million units

December 21st, 2011

Susquehanna issued a note to its clients on Wednesday in which the firm said it is increasing its iPhone shipment forecast for Apple’s first fiscal quarter. The company originally expected Apple to ship 27.1 million iPhones during the quarter but has revised that figure up to 30.3 million units. “The revisions are based on positive …

Samsung overtakes Apple in Australia despite patent attacks, becomes No.1 phone vendor

December 20th, 2011

As Samsung continues to field repeated patent-related strikes from Apple in Australia and around the world, the Cupertino-based company’s aggressive stance seems to be having an unforeseen side effect in some cases. As Apple continues to inadvertently help Samsung advertise its products across the Australian region, market research firm IDC revealed on Monday that the South Korea-based electronics giant passed …

Tablet shipments miss targets but still balloon 264.5%, IDC says

December 15th, 2011

IDC said Thursday that media tablet shipments during the third calendar quarter increased 264.5% over the same period last year, but that overall shipments were 5.8% lower than the 19.2 million units the research firm had previously estimated. Apple’s iPad continues to be the driving catalyst for tablet sales. The company shipped 11.1 million units …

Amazon to sell 6 million Kindle Fire tablets, 8 million eReaders in Q4

December 13th, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a smash hit, with fourth-quarter sales that may exceed even the most lofty estimates reported ahead of the tablet’s recent launch. In just over six weeks of availability this quarter, analysts at Goldman Sachs estimate that Amazon will sell as many as 6 million Kindle Fire tablets. Add to that another …

Apple and Google dominate smartphone space while others scramble

December 13th, 2011

Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS dominated the U.S. smartphone space in 2011 while a number of companies that helped shape the market as we know it were forced to reboot. Market research firm The NPD Group on Tuesday issued a report on the smartphone market through October 2011, stating that Android and iOS extended …

Samsung cell phone sales top 300 million units in 2011 for first time

December 12th, 2011

For the first time in the South Korea-based electronics giant’s storied history, annual sales of Samsung’s cell phones have topped 300 million units, the company confirmed to Reuters. Samsung’s mobile phone sales in 2010 totalled about 280 million units. According to a recent report from market research and analysis firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 88 …

Production of Apple’s 30-month-old iPhone 3GS to hit 2 million units in Q4

December 9th, 2011

Apple’s manufacturing partners are expected to build 2 million iPhone 3GS handsets in the fourth quarter. Thursday of this week marked exactly two and a half years since Apple unveiled the iPhone 3GS during its Worldwide Developer Conference in June 2009. Citing industry sources within Apple’s supply chain, DigiTimes on Friday reported that production of Apple’s …

Component orders from Nokia to grow 20% in 2012 on strong Lumia demand

December 8th, 2011

Component suppliers in Taiwan expect orders from Nokia to grow 20% in 2012 as demand for Nokia’s Lumia smartphones increases. DigiTimes cites unnamed industry sources from within Nokia’s supply chain in stating that the launch of Nokia’s first pair of Windows Phones — the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 — has helped foster growth …