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Recovering Sony?

It’s no secret that despite making some nice devices, Sony has been struggling in the mobile phone space. This has led to severe problems within the rest of the company. This saw a new tack being taken by Sony with the launch of the Xperia X series. Ostensibly, …

Apple – The unstoppable force

People say I’m an Apple “hater”. I’m not. I’m really not. I prefer to use an Android device as my daily driver but I do have an iPad, even though my wife tends to use it more than me. Even though I’d prefer to use another phone, I …

Has Samsung reached the top?

The mighty Samsung might finally be reaching a plateau after the company announced a 60% fall in quarterly operating profit.  Sales of their Galaxy handsets has slowed of late and Samsung are expecting an operating income of 2.5 billion for Q3 – much lower than expected. Samsung are …

Analyst – Microsoft rake in $2 billion a year from Android

We’re never overly keen on “analysts” who “estimate” figures, but we’ve known for quite some time that Microsoft have been making a good return from patent royalties. Put simply, Google have to pay Microsoft a fee for every Android handset because of Microsoft patents used in the OS. …

EE. Still bringing in the bacon…….

EE have revealed their results for quarter 3, 2013 and once again they make good reading for shareholders. The company which started the 4G revolution in the UK has added another half a million customers to its 4G network which beats their own target by some 4 months. …

BlackBerry have hit the iceberg and are going down fast.

I’ve spent some time trying to spin this in a positive way but, if I’m honest, I can’t do it. BlackBerry are in a massive amount of trouble. They’ve just pre-announced their latest results and they’re pretty terrible. I mean .. terrible. The press release, which you can …

HTC warns of possible operating loss

Operating loss.. what’s that then? Well, if you’re not into your economics this might not mean a great deal. Put simply it’s the point at which a company’s operating expenses exceed its income. This is what could well happen at HTC very soon. They’ve today warned that Q3 …

Cooking like Bacon – EE’s interim results are starting to sizzle.

Today has seen EE (formerly Everything Everywhere who were formerly T-Mobile and Orange) release their interim 6 monthly results which takes them to the end of June 2013. Main story here, they ain’t half bad. With turnover of £3.2bn and pre tax earnings of £734 million, EE seem …

HTC Profits tank

At times it’s hard to believe that I’m actually typing this but yes, HTC is suffering badly. They made a profit of T$11bn last year but have managed just T$1bn this year – that’s £21million and a 90% drop. With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, many …

HTC share price tumbles again

Fast paced. Two words that sum up the mobile industry. HTC were, until fairly recently, riding high, but now share-price is heading to its lowest level for 7 years. Bloomberg are reporting that HTC dropped 7% to NT$219.50 after missing forecasts. Now analysts are starting to pitch in. …

RIM post large losses, cut jobs and delay Blackberry 10

5000 jobs are set to be axed by Blackberry maker RIM as the company announced a $518m (£334m) net loss in the three months to June 2nd. This, when compared to the $695m profit made in the same period last year, shows how the tide has turned. Sales …

Nokia – Iceberg, right ahead.

This morning, like you, I read about the Nokia cuts. Nokia appear, in my opinion, to be hitting the same issue that Microsoft and Windows Mobile tackled four or five years ago. Complacency. There was far too much washing about. Nokia were the undisputed king of the mobile …

HTC shares down, first quarter profit drops by 70%

HTC are more than aware how quicky the mobile industry changes. In Barcelona we saw how eager Fujitsu, ZTE and Huawei were to take bigger bites of the mobile market. HTC have realised that their previous “carpet bombing” technique, introducing handsets for almost every segment and user, wasn’t …

RIM Posts big quarterly loss

Well, we kinda knew that RIM were going through a rough patch, but figures released today show a loss of £78 million in the last three months. This compares to a £588.1 million profit for the same period last year. The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet failed to impress and, …

HTC profits drop by a quarter

Not brilliant news for HTC, especially just a month before Mobile World Congress… Profits have dipped by 25% in the last quarter. HTC has faced stiff competition from Samsung and Apple, with Nokia also above them in the smartphone maker leaderboard. Sales fell in December by 20.3% but …

HTC Growth comes to a halt

HTC cut their revenue forecasts by nearly 23% today as their huge growth finally came to an end. Strong competition is now hampering the company. They also blame… (The) global macroeconomic downturn and market competition, the assumptions of 2011 Q4 financial forecast provided earlier are no longer applicable. …

The Microsoft mobile success story, thanks to Android

Let’s all be honest, we’re quickly losing track of who is suing who and owns which patent. What is clear though, is just how much one company can make from the success of a competitor. According to a Goldman Sachs analysts, Microsoft will make $444 million (nearly £284 …