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Android, iOS Continue To Dominate UK Smartphone Sales

Android, iOS Continue To Dominate UK Smartphone Sales

Latest number from market researcher Kantar confirm’s  Android’s overwhelming dominance of the UK and the Global smartphone market Among the nine countries (Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK and the U.S.) surveyed by Kantar   Android on average accounted for 64.2% of all handset sales in Q1 2013.   Windows Phone accounted for 6.5% of sales with an increase of  [...]
BlackBerry Sells One Million BlackBerry Z10 And Makes A $98 Million Profit Last Quarter

BlackBerry Sells One Million BlackBerry Z10 And Makes A $98 Million Profit Last Quarter

Blackberry’s year end financial results have thrown a pleasant surprise, the Canadian company appears to slowly gaining ground. Blackberry announced US $94 million in profit and $1.2 billion in revenue.For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 ending on March 2, BlackBerry reported revenue of $2.7 billion, down 36% when compared to the same time frame a year ago. Blackberry was able to sell [...]
One in Five BlackBerry 10 Apps Is An Android App Running On An Emulator

One in Five BlackBerry 10 Apps Is An Android App Running On An Emulator

Developers are understandably not ready to bet on a native Blackerry app, so they have offered some shortcuts designed to get programs running on devices like its Z10 like using an emulation engine that enables Android apps to run. “We give them a very nice on-ramp to get onto the platform,” said Mallick in an interview with All Things D about app development. Citing a need for users to [...]
BlackBerry Launches New OS And Z10 And Q10 Smartphones

BlackBerry Launches New OS And Z10 And Q10 Smartphones

At the New York BlackBerry 10 Live event,  Thorsten Heins announced  the new BlackBerry OS  and new BlackBerry 10 devices, the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. BlackBerry Z10 comes with a  4.2-inch 1,280 x 768 display with a pixel density of 356 dpi — and measures in at 5.13 (130mm) x 2.6 (66mm) x 0.37 (9.3mm) inches, making it significantly bulkier than the iPhone 5. It is powered by a [...]
Research In Motion Renames Itself BlackBerry

Research In Motion Renames Itself BlackBerry

Blackberry maker Research in Motion dumped their name and picked up the brand name which made took them to the pinnacle of mobile success, they’ve chosen to change their name and branding to reflect who they really are, they will be known simply as “BlackBerry” going forward. BlackBerry says it says will put the company on the comeback trail in a market it once dominated, promising its BlackBerry [...]
iOS and Android Corner 92 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter

iOS and Android Corner 92 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter

Android and Apple smartphones wiped the floor with rivals and captured a whopping 92 per cent of global sales in the fourth quarter of last year according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. During the same period global smartphone shipments grew 38 percent annually to reach 217 million units. Neil Shah, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global smartphone shipments grew 38 [...]
Samsung Replaces Apple As The Top Mobile Chip Customer

Samsung Replaces Apple As The Top Mobile Chip Customer

Samsung bought more mobile chips than any other company in 2012, according to new data from Gartner. Samsung and Apple  ordered $45.3 billion worth of semiconductors in 2012 which according to Gartner is  up $7.9 billion from 2012. Samsung was 8% of the chip market last year, while Apple was 7.2% of the market. They were followed by Hewlett-Packard (4.7% of the market), Dell (2.9%) and Sony (2.7%). [...]
Android Lead In The  5-inch Phablet Smartphone Market To Continue This Year

Android Lead In The 5-inch Phablet Smartphone Market To Continue This Year

Android phone makers such as  Samsung, LG, HTC and Sony will continue to bank on strong demand for 5-inch smartphones / phablet in 2013 according to Digitimes. Apple, Blackberry and Nokia have no plans for 5-inch smartphones this year according to unnamed industry sources. How big is the opportunity these companies are missing? Digitimes cites research suggesting 60.4 million smartphones with screens [...]
Samsung And Android Lead Mobile Subscriber Market Share

Samsung And Android Lead Mobile Subscriber Market Share

Out of  123.3 million people in the U.S. using smartphones in November 2012, 53.7% people used Android according to a study by ComScore,  26.9% of them are using Samsung devices. Apple’s iPhones accounted for 35% of all smartphone subscribers, with overall mobile share of 26.9%. “Smartphone Platform Market Share 123.3 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (53 percent mobile market [...]
Samsung Is The Largest Mobile Phone Maker, Apple Lands Second Spot

Samsung Is The Largest Mobile Phone Maker, Apple Lands Second Spot

Apple went up a position to land at the second spot displacing LG in the U.S. Mobile phones market for the three-month average period ending in October largely due to the record setting launch of its iPhone 5 handset, Samsung ranks as the top handset manufacturer overall with 26.3 percent market share according to data from the comScore MobiLens service. Apple ranked second for the first time on record [...]
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