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Samsung Outpaced Apple In Connected Device Market





Market intelligence firm IDC published a report on what it describes as the Smart Connected Device Market. The graphic created by the company shows the market share decrease for both laptops (from 29% in 2010 to 17% in 2012) and desktop PCs (from 23% to 12%), while smartphones grew from 45% to 60% and tablets from 3% to 11%. Overall, the PCs’ market share fall from about 50% to 30% in just two years.


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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 21:52

Sony announces PlayStation 4 and new PlayStation app for iOS



At an event, which was held in New York City, Sony announced the PlayStation 4, new next-generation video game console. The new console will allow gamers to try out new games before buying, share video games with friends, as well as to watch friends play in a spectator mode.
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iPhone 5 And 4S Topped The List Of Smartphone Shipments In 4Q 2012



In November, research company Strategy Analytics claimed that Samsung's Galaxy S III had become the best-selling smartphone worldwide in the third quarter of last year, taking advantage of iPhone 4S decreased sales ahead of the iPhone 5 launch.

The firm’s latest research published today shows that Apple easily retook the title for the fourth quarter of 2012 with the iPhone 5 shipments reaching 27.4 million units for 12,6 percent of the market.


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Thursday, February 21st, 2013. 0:35

Spotify streaming music service may appear on iPhone and iPad



According to the information provided by The Verge, the music streaming service Spotify has been talking about creating a section of free subscription for smartphones and tablets.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 20:50

Apple Stimulates Sales Growth In Two Main Consumer Electronics Categories



Today NPD released a report analyzing consumer technology sales in U.S. for 2012. According to the report, since 2010, U.S. consumer technology sales have decreased by $4 billion, down to $143 billion.


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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 13:13

Analyst Expects Unsubsidized iPhone Mini Will Cost From $250 to $300



Today analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital issued a note to clients (via Forbes) providing his expectations for much-rumored cheaper iPhone. According to White, Apple can release the low-cost iPhone as early as June and the device will be called “iPhone Air” or “iPhone mini”. He also expects that the contract-free model will cost from $250 to $300, which would allow the device to compete with high-end smartphones priced below $320 from China-based Xiaomi. He also noted:


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. 0:37

Apple Has Become The #1 Vendor Of Mobile Phones In U.S. For The First Time



According to a new research from Strategy Analytics, Apple outstripped Samsung for the first time ever to become the number one vendor of mobile phones in U.S. The report notes that Apple sold 17.7 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 16.8 million sold by Samsung and 4.7 million sold by LG holding the third place.


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Friday, February 1st, 2013. 15:58

RIM released the next-generation smartphone BlackBerry Z10



Research in Motion announced the launch of a new generation smartphone, theZ10. RIM also announced a corporate rebranding, officially changing the name of the company on the BlackBerry.


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iPhone Users Spend The Most For Monthly Carrier Bills



AllThingsD reports on a new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners showing that iPhone users on average spend the most for monthly carrier bills. The research company polled smartphone users in the period from October to December 2012 and found that 59% of iOS users spend more than $100 per month.


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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 21:13

In Q4 2012 Android And iOS Captured Record 92% Of Global Smartphone Market



According to the Strategy Analytics’ latest research measuring global smartphone OS shipments for the fourth quarter of 2012, Android and iOS together represented 92% of all shipments. Both operating systems were able to considerably increase their market shares over Q3, with global smartphone shipments over the year reaching a record 700.1 million units.


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Monday, January 28th, 2013. 19:33

How Apple Prevented Verizon From Adding Siri To Droid handsets



According to a report from The Huffington Post, Verizon tried to bring Siri’s technology to Droid phones long before Apple bought the voice assistant app.

The carrier signed a contract with the startup company in 2009 to include its functionality to Droid smartphones, and it even filmed commercials showing Siri as an Android add-on. But the deal with Big Red fell apart when Apple purchased what has become one of the iPhone’s most popular features, which subsequently stopped competitors from adding the service to their devices. The report said:


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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013. 23:22

LG Bumped Apple To 3rd Place In US Handset Market



Recently the iPhone have captured a record 53 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S, but when it comes to its second place in the handset market (feature phones and smartphones combined), a new report said LG moved Apple to third place during December thanks to strong sales of its highly popular Optimus G.


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Monday, January 21st, 2013. 22:31

Apple Rumored To Release 4.8-Inch iPhone Math In June



According to China Times’ report translated by BrightWire, Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5S along with a larger phone called "iPhone Math".

The iPhone Math is highly unusual name that does not conform to Apple's traditional naming scheme, so it is unclear if it is a code name of the device or a potential mistranslation.


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Monday, January 21st, 2013. 15:51

Phil Schiller Seems To Deny Rumors About Cheap iPhone



Shanghai Evening News has posted an interview with marketing SVP Phil Schiller in which he addresses rumors of a low-cost iPhone.

According to The Next Web, Schiller admitted that Apple is not developing a cheaper iPhone to take a greater share of the market. Reportedly, he said that iPhone 5 is the best iPhone and Apple is not concerned with the unit share of the smartphone market. Schiller said in the interview:


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AT&T previously announces the results of iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of 2012



Before the official announcement of earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be held this month, AT&T reported that it has sold more than 10 million smartphones during the quarter, including "best-ever" sales of iPhone and Android devices.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013. 12:34