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Ahead of MWC next week, new data illustrates global smartphone slowdown

February 21st, 2019

When you consider the latest global smartphone marketshare data from Gartner, which highlights a protracted industry slump in terms of handset sales, it starts to put things in perspective — Samsung, for example, deciding it needs to dramatically shake things up and give something new a try, like a foldable phone. Gartner’s newly released data …

Android, iOS gain U.S. market share in Q2 while BlackBerry slides, NPD says

August 22nd, 2011

Android’s lead in the U.S. smartphone market was extended further in the second quarter of 2011 according to leading market research firm The NPD Group. The firm on Monday released its second-quarter Mobile Phone Track report, which shows that Android devices accounted for 52% of smartphones sold in the U.S. last quarter. Apple’s iOS-powered iPhone showed …

Verizon’s iPhone 4 activations slow significantly in Q2

July 22nd, 2011

Activations of Apple’s popular iPhone 4 handset slowed significantly at Verizon Wireless last quarter. The nation’s No. 1 carrier reported its second-quarter earnings early Friday morning, at which time it revealed its latest iPhone numbers. Verizon Wireless activated 2.3 million iPhone 4 units in its June quarter for an average of just under 177,000 phones each …

Verizon iPhone sales are already slowing down, analyst says

June 30th, 2011

According to a Goldman Sachs analyst, Verizon Wireless is expected to announce that second-quarter sales of the iPhone 4 dropped from the first quarter of this year. “iPhone sales will likely be a touch below the 2.2 million” units that the carrier moved during the first quarter, Goldman Sachs analyst Jason Armstrong told Bloomberg. Verizon …

And the best-selling smartphone at AT&T and Verizon stores is…

June 22nd, 2011

…the iPhone. BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk on Wednesday published the findings of a study in which BTIG researchers contacted 250 AT&T and Verizon Wireless retail stores to determine which smartphone model finds its way to consumers’ pockets the most. The study, which took place over the past three weeks, found that Apple’s iPhone was the best-selling …

Research In Motion expects lower smartphone shipments in Q1

April 28th, 2011

In a note to investors, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mike Abramsky echoed a notice from Research In Motion that cut the company’s quarterly outlook citing lower than expected smartphone sales. RIM now expects Q1 revenue “slightly below” original guidance due to pullback in shipments of smartphones and a lower average selling price. Shares of …

Samsung aims to triple smartphone sales; 60 million units in 2011

January 11th, 2011

Following an interview on Tuesday with Samsung Mobile boss J. K. Shin, Korea Times reports big phones and bigger aspirations are set to from electronics giant Samsung in 2011. Shin told the Korean paper that Samsung will establish itself as a top mobile brand this year, and it’s swinging for the fences. Samsung projects smartphone …