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Smartphone Market Nearly Monopolized by Android – Apple & iOS Losing Ground

Hooray, finally the statistics for market development are in! Gartner has released its report on the development of the mobile market in the second quarter of 2012. First, the smartphone: smartphones are on the upswing and now have a large share of the total volume…

Most New Smartphone Owners Opt for Android: ComScore

The smartphone market is heating up worldwide. We’re now seeing smartphones saturate developing markets and the number of people switching from basic cell phones to smartphones is slowly but surely rising. Basic cell phones are still a bigger part of the market, but the number…

Apple Reveals Quarter 3 Sales Figures: 9 Million Less iPhones Sold Than in Q2 2012

The 3rd quarter is finished and already Apple has announced their new numbers. Even though the numbers are somewhat weaker than in the second quarter, Apple was able to increase their profits when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2011: $ 35 billion in revenues…

Sascha’s Commentary: Is Apple on the Backslide? Quarterly Results and 7 Inch iPad Are First Signs of Change

At 11 p.m. today Apple will announce their 3rd Quarter  results and this time it could be quite interesting. Apple had a rather average 1st Quarter, but the team led by CEO Tim Cook pulled off miraculous sales figures in Quarter 2 with a profit…

Windows 8 Phone Coming in November – Microsoft Wants to Be on Your Christmas List

Microsoft is putting all their resources behind making Windows 8 Phones the next big thing. They’re playing catch up in the very intensely competitive smartphone market. Microsoft already announced that Windows 8 will be officially released around October 26 and will start appearing on devices…

Samsung Galaxy S3 Sells 6.5 Million in Q2– 15 Million in Q3?

According to estimates by JP Morgan bank, the Samsung Galaxy S3… has sold 6.5 million already. The demand for the new smartphone was so high, that even though it’s only been available since May, it’s taking the lion’s share of the market. Samsung hasn’t released

RIM: First Blackberry 10 with Touchscreen Smartphone Coming in January

RIM is in a very difficult position, but German CEO Thorsten Heins is trying his best to breathe life back into the company. He presented a rosy picture in direct contrast with dire predictions of Blackberry’s death spiral, convinced that Blackberry 10 will restore the…

LG Tinkering with a New Quad Core Smartphone – 10 Megapixel Camera Included

News from the LG camp: a new quad core smartphone is in the works. After LG released the Optimus 4X HD, it was pretty clear where things were headed. The 8 megapixel was the target of much criticism, given that HTC’s One X and Samsung’s…

Rumors Circulate: Amazon Planning Smartphones?

What Next? Amaphone? If Google, Microsoft and Apple can do it, why not Amazon? Amazon already has a modest slice of the tablet pie and a nice chunk of the e-reader market, so really all they need to round out the picture is a smartphone.…

Tablet Development on Ice: LG Focuses on Smartphones– For Now

The Korean hardware manufacturer LG announced to Bloomberg news that instead of continuing to develop its line of tablets, for now the company will just focus on smartphones. A few months ago, LG introduced the Optimus Pad LTE, a new tablet (also known as G-Slate…

HTC: No More Cheap Smartphones

Instead of following in the footsteps of other struggling phone companies, HTC plans to forgo the cheap smartphone solution in favor of producing only mid to high end smartphones. Unlike Samsung, Motorola and now Nokia, HTC won’t be targeting emerging markets with cheaper and cheaper…