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Nielsen: Apple top U.S. smartphone vendor, Android top OS in Q2

July 28th, 2011

Android continued on its warpath this past quarter, once again showing gains as it retained its position as top smartphone platform in the United States. Nielsen on Thursday issued its second-quarter smartphone market share data for the U.S., and Android finds itself atop the list again with 39% of the market. IOS remains in the …

35% of U.S. consumers will buy iPhone 5, study finds

July 27th, 2011

A surprisingly large number of consumers in the United States plan to purchase Apple’s next-generation iPhone according to a new survey. Shopping assistant site PriceGrabber polled approximately 3,000 U.S. consumers about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 in early July and found that 35% of consumers intend to buy Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone. Of those who intend to …

UBS cuts RIM estimates as company faces steep challenges

July 27th, 2011

UBS analyst Amitabh Passi on Wednesday cut his price target on shares of Research In Motion stock to $30 from a previous target of $41, and reiterated a Neutral rating. Passi stated in his note to investors that RIM is currently facing challenges in the “platform wars” underway between companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft. …

Apple to sell 27M iPhones in Q3, 40M in Q4 according to Macquarie

July 27th, 2011

Apple is poised to sell as many as 27 million iPhone smartphones in the third quarter and 40 million units in the fourth quarter following the launch of its next-generation iPhone handset. These recent estimates from Macquarie Securities Group would be sequential records for Apple, and would likely further secure the Cupertino-based company’s position as the …

Apple passes Nokia to become world’s top smartphone vendor

July 21st, 2011

Continued strong sales of Apple’s blockbuster smartphone have propelled the Cupertino-based company into the No. 1 spot globally. As noted by the Financial Times, Apple shipped 20.34 million iPhone handsets last quarter, up from 18.7 million units in the first quarter of 2011. Meanwhile Nokia’s smartphone shipments dropped from 24.2 million units in the first …

Nokia profit dives 44% in ‘clearly disappointing’ Q2

July 21st, 2011

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop on Thursday best summarized Nokia’s second quarter earnings: “our Q2 results were clearly disappointing.” The Finnish phone vendor saw operating profit slide a worrisome 44% to €391 million in the second quarter, down from 704 million in the first quarter and €660 in the second quarter last year. Revenue dipped 11% sequentially to …

Nokia may slash prices across entire cell phone line this fall

July 18th, 2011

Nokia plans to drop prices across its entire product line this September in an attempt to bolster sales, industry insider Eldar Murtazin claimed on Friday. The struggling Finnish cell phone vendor will cut phone prices by 10% according to the Russian blogger, who has an extensive history of accurately reporting inside information pertaining to Nokia and …

Analysts weigh in on Q3 iPhone sales; estimates range from 15M to 20.25M

July 13th, 2011

Earlier this week, Forbes writer Philip Elmer-Dewitt collected third-quarter iPad sales estimates from some 39 different analysts — both amateur and professional — and laid out the tale of the tape ahead of Apple’s earnings report next week. On Wednesday, Dewitt collected third-quarter iPhone sales estimates from the same 39 analysts. Estimates range from the …

Apple is No. 1 smartphone vendor in U.S. with just two phones on the market

July 11th, 2011

With just two smartphone models available for sale, Apple still managed to top comScore’s list of smartphone OEMs in the three-month period ending May 2011. Following this morning’s report that Microsoft’s share of the U.S. smartphone OS market has slid 35% since the launch of Windows Phone 7, more data from comScore’s most recent MobiLens …