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Abramsky: Apple may benefit from partnership between Microsoft and Nokia





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This week Mike Abramsky from RBC Capital Markets released another note to investors, where he said that partnership between Microsoft and Nokia can "inadvertently help" Google Android, Apple and possibly RIM.

This Friday, at conference in London Stephen Elop, who was a Microsoft's Business Division head and now is a CEO at Nokia, along with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the strategic alliance.

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HP Unveiled Its New Tablet And 2 Smartphones



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This Wednesday HP announced its three new webOS-based devices - the TouchPad tablet and two smartphones named Pre 3 and Veer. Before they were unveiled general manager and senior vice president for the Palm Global Business Unit at HP Jon Rubistein told that the company is at the beginning of new epoch.

"Today we're embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available. The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world."


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Apple surpassed Motorola and Sony in handset sales



Table 1
Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users in 2010 (Thousands of Units)

Company

2010

2010Market Share (%)

2009

2009 Market Share (%)

Nokia

461,318.2

28.9

440,881.6

36.4

Samsung

281,065.8

17.6

235,772.0

19.5

LG Electronics

114,154.6

7.1

121,972.1

10.1

Research In Motion

47,451.6

3.0

34,346.6

2.8

Apple

46,598.3

2.9

24,889.7

2.1

Sony Ericsson

41,819.2

2.6

54,956.6

4.5

Motorola

38,553.7

2.4

58,475.2

4.8

ZTE

28,768.7

1.8

16,026.1

1.3

HTC

24,688.4

1.5

10,811.9

0.9

Huawei

23,814.7

1.5

13,490.6

1.1

Others

488,569.3

30.6

199,617.2

16.5

Total

1,596,802.4

100.0

1,211,239.6

100.0

Source: Gartner (February 2011)

Today Gartner revealed the results of another research, where it was found that Apple's achievements in 2010 had led to the situation when the company's competitors experienced reduced sales and eventually lost significant market shares.

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1M Verizon iPhones may be sold in the first week of sales



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Today Mike Abramsky, who is an analyst from investment firm RBC Capital Markets, released a note to investors, where he said that Apple and Verizon will sell more than 1 million iPhones in a week after its launch. He also forecasted that in the first quarter of device availability both companies will sell approximately from 3 to 4 million handsets.

He also took available inventory and estimated pre-order numbers and found out that Apple, Best Buy and Verizon may stock out completely as soon as in the first week after the launch of the device. The analyst believes that Apple has 1-1,5 million units for the launch in its channel inventory.

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Google topples Nokia and becomes a top smartphone platform maker



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Yesterday research firm Canalysis revealed a new study, where it was found that last quarter there were sold 32.9 million smartphones, which are based on Google platform, including Android, Tapas and OMS. In turn, according to Reuters only 31 million of Nokia's smartphones with Symbian OS were sold over the same period of time, and that allows to conclude that Google has overtaken Nokia and became a top smartphone platform maker in the world.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. 12:05

Samsung Will Produce 4X More chips for Apple



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New report from Korea Times reveals that Samsung "has agreed with Apple to quadruple monthly shipments of its mobile AP chips to 20,000 sheets throughout this year from 5,000 last year". This information came from sources related to Samsung's suppliers.

According to Korea Times, that means that in 2011 a half of Samsung's mobile Application Processor chip capacity will be dedicated to Apple. Therefore, Apple becomes a bigger consumer of Samsung's chips that Samsung itself that produces similar chips for its smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablet.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, January 30th, 2011. 17:44

Verizon will offer unlimited data plan for iPhone 4 buyers



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This week Engadget unveiled a leaked photo of new Verizon pricing, which shows that the carrier will soon cancel its 150MB data plan, and those who will buy new 3G smartphones will be required to pay $29.99 for every month of unlimited data allowance.

New changes will take place after Verizon will launch CDMA-version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. 17:09

Larry Page Will Become Google CEO on April 4



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New Google's quarterly earning report has revealed not only the company's current financial situation but also the fact that Google's chief executive (and by the way former member of Apple's board) Eric Shmidt will be soon replaced by Google's cofounder Larry Page.

Another cofounder Sergey Brin will also participate more actively in strategic projects and product development. These management shakeup are announced to become effective on April 4.

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011. 0:29

Apple became the world's largest mobile phone vendor by revenue



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After Apple has unveiled its financial results for the first quarter of 2011 it became obvious that in terms of revenue the company replaced Nokia and became the largest mobile phone maker in the world.

Recently Nokia reported that its Devices & Services division earned $9.7 billion, but that includes global sales of all the company's handheld mobile computers, including smartphones, tablets and non-smart feature phones, and also a broad range of Ovi-branded services that include email, music and app store.

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Consumer Reports Criticized Verizon iPhone 4



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New post on Consumer Reports' blog written by Mike Gikas and Paul Reynolds reveals that the company thinks Verizon iPhone 4 will have a short life as soon it will "be replaced by a newer, cooler version more quickly than is customary even for the die-young life expectancy of most smart phones."

It is true that Apple made the CDMA-enabled iPhone a mid-year carrier expansion, and most observers expect new iPhone 5 will not replace its less than 6-month old predecessor as at launch it will support only GSM / UMTS technologies. However, Apple's rivals do not propose any product cycles anyway and release new handsets every few months, so the position of Consumer Reports looks pretty inconsistent.

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LG Is Disappointed By Windows Phone 7 Sales



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This week James Choi, who is a marketing strategy and planning team director at LG, have an interesting interview to Pocket-lint, where he expressed his disappointment about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7:

"From an industry perspective we had a high expectation, but from a consumer point of view the visibility is less than we expected".


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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, January 16th, 2011. 1:21

New Lion Features May Hide In Latest iOS 4.3



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Jonny Evans from ComputerWorld has recently published another article where he suggests what features can reveal iOS 4.3 about the forthcoming Mac OS X Lion. We gained all his ideas into this short list:

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“Treasures” of The British Library Are Available for Apple Users



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All those Apple products’ users who can’t imagine their lives without usage of such devices as iPad and iPhone and enjoy reading get a unique opportunity to gain an access to the rarest world’s books and masterpieces of literature thanks to the newest application “Treasures” which appeared due to the collaboration of the British Library and Apple developers.


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Verizon will sell 9 million iPhones in 2011



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Another Gene Munster's research note reveals that Apple will release the CDMA-enabled iPhone in early to mid 2011, ad 2,5 million of these devices will be sold by Verizon in 2011.

Piper Jaffray, where Munster works at, assumed that Verizon will sell approximately 25 million smartphones in the next year, and 36% of it (or 9 million) will be Apple's iPhones. But the majority of those who will buy CDMA-enabled iPhone occurs to be the switchers from AT&T, and that's why only 2.5 million Apple's phones will be sold by Verizon.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. 18:59

US Army wants to equip all soldiers with an Apple iPhone or Android phone



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The U.S. Army seems to indent to equip its soldiers with a smartphone making it a standard piece of soldier’s equipment. Soldiers will be given opportunity to choose between Apple's iPhone or one running Google Android. The Army is even going to pay the soldier's monthly phone bill. Army – issued smartphones are already used for different purposes but now it id interested in deploying handsets in war zones. The idea is to make it easier for soldiers to access data and receive updates on the go, no matter where they are.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. 11:27