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Revenue from mobile hotspots to balloon 500% over next five years

December 8th, 2011

Despite the proliferation of smartphones that include built-in mobile hotspot capabilities, the market for dedicated mobile hotspot routers like Novatel Wireless’s Mifi line of products is seen growing significantly over the next five years. According to a new report from market research and analysis firm ABI Research, 7.1 million dedicated mobile hotspot devices will ship …

HTC revenue dips 30% in November on slowed smartphone sales

December 6th, 2011

After setting expectations in late November, HTC reported a significant dip in revenue on Tuesday as competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung continues to heat up. The Taiwan-based vendor took in NT$30.95 billion during the month of November, down 20% compared to November 2010 and 30% sequentially. HTC warned last month that revenue in …

Deep discounts bolster BlackBerry PlayBook sales, study finds

December 6th, 2011

Research In Motion announced last week that it will take a $485 million charge in the third fiscal quarter due to poor sales of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The Waterloo, Ontario-based vendor shipped 500,000 PlayBook tablets to retail partners during the slate’s first quarter of availability and just 200,000 units in the second fiscal quarter. …

Kindle Fire to be second hottest tablet behind iPad in Q4

December 2nd, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire will be the second most popular tablet in the world this quarter according to new projections published on Friday by market research firm IHS iSuppli. An earlier report on Friday suggested Kindle Fire usage might already be in decline, but iSuppi says Amazon is in store for a solid fourth quarter. Apple’s …

Nokia to sell 2 million Lumia phones in Q4, Deutsche Bank says

November 25th, 2011

Fourth-quarter sales of Nokia’s new Lumia line of smartphones will reach 2 million units, Deutsche Bank reaffirmed this week. Nokia’s stock took a hit this week as a number of analysts cast a shadow on its debut Windows Phone-powered smartphones. Pacific Crest’s James Faucette cut his sales estimates this quarter from 2 million units to just 500,000, and Bernstein …

Nokia Lumia 800 sold out in U.K. despite rumors of weak demand

November 24th, 2011

Nokia’s stock took a hit this week as Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette cut his sales forecast for Nokia’s first two Microsoft-powered smartphones. Having initially estimated that fourth-quarter sales of Nokia’s Windows Phones would approach 2 million units, the analyst dropped his expectations to just 500,000 devices, saying early checks indicated lower than expected sell-through. Bernstein Research …

HTC cuts forecast on competition from Apple and Samsung, reevaluates S3 acquisition

November 23rd, 2011

Leading smartphone vendor HTC on Wednesday trimmed its fourth-quarter revenue forecast by roughly 23% as stiff competition from Samsung and Apple has seeming slowed sales. The Taiwan-based company became the No.1 smartphone vendor in the U.S. by shipment volume last quarter, but a six-month string of record revenue came to an end in October following …

Amazon may move 12 million Kindle Fire tablets in 2012

November 23rd, 2011

We like the Kindle Fire’s odds, and we revealed as much in our review of Amazon’s new tablet published on Tuesday. Analysts have been betting on the Fire as well, with shipment estimates reaching as high as 5 million units for the fourth quarter alone. As detailed in a recent note to investors, Citigroup analyst Mark …