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Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

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For the first time since Apple entered the mobile phone market in 2007, it has been ranked the top mobile phone vendor in the US. For the latter quarter of 2012, sales of its iPhone accounted for 34 percent of all mobile phone sales—including feature phones—in the US according...
Apple nabs crown as current top US mobile phone vendor

To Understand Our Mobile Future, Look to China

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China search leader Baidu has just released a report on mobile trends that provides insight on what lies ahead for the future of the Internet in general. Some highlights: Mobile Internet is catching up with traditional PC Internet at an increasingly rapid pace. Mobile Internet data traffic levels have...
To Understand Our Mobile Future, Look to China

Apple Passes LG to Become World's Third Largest Mobile Phone Manufacturer

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Research firm IDC today released its estimates of global mobile phone sales for the fourth quarter of and full-year 2011, finding Apple moving past LG to claim third place in the rankings for the first time. Apple was rapidly closing on LG by mid-2010, but fell back into fifth place...
Apple Passes LG to Become World's Third Largest Mobile Phone Manufacturer

Samsung Rides Android Past Nokia to Take Sales Lead

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A two percent decline in mobile phone shipments during the first quarter of 2012 may have hurt some handset vendors, but it did little to slow Samsung, which was the world’s largest mobile handset vendor for the first three months of the year. According to the latest metrics from Gartner...
Samsung Rides Android Past Nokia to Take Sales Lead

Indian court cancels telecom licences after corruption scandal

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Court rules that 122 2G licences must be scrapped, which could spell the end of some of the smaller mobile phone firmsIndia's top court has ordered the government to cancel 122 licences granted to mobile phone companies during an irregular sale, that has been branded one of India's largest corruption...
Indian court cancels telecom licences after corruption scandal

In Another Blow To Google, Apple Plans To Add Baidu For Search In China (AAPL, GOOG, BIDU)

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Apple Inc. plans to add Baidu Inc.’s search engine on iPhones in China, part of a push to broaden its services and user base in the world’s most-populous nation, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The agreement to add Baidu, China’s largest search engine, to the lineup...
In Another Blow To Google, Apple Plans To Add Baidu For Search In China (AAPL, GOOG, BIDU)
Android projected to own the smartphone market for the next four years

Nokia: Windows Phone sales strong in U.S. but ‘mixed’ overall

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Reporting its quarterly results this morning, Nokia said sales of its Lumia line of Windows Phones have surpassed its expectations in the U.S., but struggled in other some parts of the world. The company posted a loss of more than $1.2 million, caused largely by its struggling Nokia Siemens Networks...
Nokia: Windows Phone sales strong in U.S. but ‘mixed’ overall

Apple's total device market share to grow from 10% to 14% - new forecast

9to5mac.com
A forecast published today by market intelligence company Gartner suggests that Apple’s combined market share of mobile phones, tablets and PCs will grow from just under 10 percent to over 14 percent by 2014 - shipping almost 3m devices this year, and rising to over 3.5m next year. Gartner is predicting that...
Apple's total device market share to grow from 10% to 14% - new forecast

iPhone 5 helps Apple capture 22% of global smartphone market in Q4 2012

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High demand for the iPhone 5 grew Apple's share of worldwide smartphone shipments to 22 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, which represented 11 percent of the entire mobile phone market....
iPhone 5 helps Apple capture 22% of global smartphone market in Q4 2012
IDC: Samsung takes top smartphone marketshare position in Q1, overtakes Nokia for mobile phones
IDC: Samsung extends lead over Apple in Q2, Nokia continues to fall

EC: Samsung may have abused FRAND patents

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Samsung's efforts to seek injunctions against Apple for standards-essential patents in the mobile phone market may be an abuse of its dominant position and a violation of European Union antitrust rules, the European Commission said Friday....
EC: Samsung may have abused FRAND patents

U.S. smartphones: Inching toward 1 million per week

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Unless something changes fast, they're all going to be Androids and iPhones Source: Asymco.com ComScore issued its January snapshot of the U.S. mobile phone market Tuesday -- with accompanying pie chart here -- but if you want to understand what the numbers mean you should check out Horace Dediu's Wednesday...
U.S. smartphones: Inching toward 1 million per week
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Insurance club Pitzi starts expanding across Brazil, aims to reach one in three smartphone owners

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Mobile device insurance club Pitzi is expanding into four additional Brazilian states, the São Paulo-based startup announced today. As you may remember, Pitzi launched at the beginning of the year, and was nominated in the Best User Experience category at TNW Brazil Startup Awards. According to its founder, American entrepreneur...
Insurance club Pitzi starts expanding across Brazil, aims to reach one in three smartphone owners

Boot up: social apps lost networks $13.9bn last year, what we learnt from Apple's 'Nike moment', and more

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Plus how RIM lost control of its empire, and the invisible war on production costsA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamResearch, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire >> The VergeWorth a full read.What we learned from the...
Boot up: social apps lost networks $13.9bn last year, what we learnt from Apple's 'Nike moment', and more

Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

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Earlier this week, Microsoft jumped into the computer hardware business, announcing plans to make its own Surface tablet computer. Now, following the unveiling of Windows Phone 8 yesterday, a longtime Wall Street analyst says Microsoft could be laying the groundwork to make a similar move with Windows Phone. In a...
Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

BlackBerry faces double challenge in India and Indonesia

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Company must launch cheap handsets for low-end subscribers but convince wealthier users to buy Z10 and Q10, say analystsBlackBerry must chart a tough course in its two key emerging markets of India and Indonesia: quickly launch cheaper handsets to woo lower-end subscribers while restoring its tattered brand among the countries'...
BlackBerry faces double challenge in India and Indonesia

By 2013, it will be a smartphone-majority world

gigaom.com
Smartphones have officially crossed over the halfway point as they take over the mobile phone market in the U.S. But the world is not far behind and is expected to fly past the 50 percent mark by 2013, according to a new report by IHS iSuppli. By the end of 2013, 54...
By 2013, it will be a smartphone-majority world

Vodafone and China Mobile join Burma telecoms race

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Telecoms titans challenge Digicel consortium for slice of world's largest untapped mobile phone marketVodafone and China Mobile have waded into battle in Burma against a consortium that includes billionaire speculator George Soros and Irish entrepreneur Denis O'Brien, as telecoms firms vie for a share of the world's largest untapped mobile...
Vodafone and China Mobile join Burma telecoms race
More evidence that Samsung smartphone sales steamrolled Apple in Q2

Nielsen: two-thirds of new mobile buyers get smartphones

www.electronista.com
Smartphones are now pretty clearly driving growth in the mobile phone market, according to new figures out from research group Nielsen. A post on the firm's blog claims that smartphones accounted for two out of three mobile purchases in the United States. Nielsen also found that the percentage of mobile...
Nielsen: two-thirds of new mobile buyers get smartphones

THE APPLE INVESTOR: The Rise Of Apple's Monopoly (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Off In A Choppy Market  The market is trading sideways, currently spiking, as consumer confidence rockets past expectations.  Shares of AAPL are off. Next month, Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: The Rise Of Apple's Monopoly (AAPL)

Microsoft demos Windows Phone 8 mobile wallet

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John Skovron, group program manager for Windows Phone 8, showed off the capabilities of the software giant's new NFC-enabled wallet at the NFC World Congress last week and explained how the technology could help Microsoft gain mobile phone market share. Read the rest of Microsoft demos Windows Phone 8 mobile...
Microsoft demos Windows Phone 8 mobile wallet
Red Droid rising: the Android game market will eclipse iOS in China

Apple and Samsung dominate market as feature phones fall behind

www.guardian.co.uk
Gartner data suggests smartphones will outsell feature phones this quarter, while growth of Android and iOS means BlackBerry and Windows Phone fight it out for distant third placeSmartphones will make up more than half of all mobile phones shipped worldwide by the end of March, new figures from the research...
Apple and Samsung dominate market as feature phones fall behind
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Apple, Samsung own the mobile phone market, says report

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Apple has captured almost three-quarters of all profits, leaving Samsung with a quarter and little for anyone else, says Asymco analyst Horace Dediu. [Read more]...
Apple, Samsung own the mobile phone market, says report

Asymco: Can the iPad sustain 150% yearly growth?

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There is a precedent: iPhone sales have doubled, on average, every year since 2007 Dediu's Q2 2012 estimates. Source: Asymco.com The chief difference between the independent analysts who follow Apple (AAPL) and their counterparts on Wall Street is that the independents put a premium on being right. The professionals, with...
Asymco: Can the iPad sustain 150% yearly growth?
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