News tagged ‘smartphone’
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.
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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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:
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.
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.
Shanghai Evening News
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.
Today Kensington introduced an app-enabled system called “Proximo” that allows iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users to keep track of their devices 24 hours a day. The press release
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In late November, research company Kantar Worldpanel reported that strong debut of the iPhone 5 allowed Apple to retake the lead in the U.S. sales from Android. Over the August-October timeframe, Apple's share of the market was assessed at 48.1% compared to Android's share of 46.7%.
At the time, the company predicted that IOS share would continue to increase and Apple would hit a record high for market share on the strength of iPhone 5 sales over the following two 12-week periods.
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Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA announced a new line of Android-based smartphones under the IPHONE trademark, which was applied for in Brazil back in 2000. Reuters