Tag: sales

Huawei becomes the top handset maker

Despite US blockades and the lack of Google Play, Huawei is seeing fantastic sales in China. This has helped to push the company into the number one spot as the top handset maker in the world. Now beating Samsung, and despite blocks on Google apps and 5G network …

Rog Phone II – Pre-orders hit 2 million in less than 24 hours

It seems like just days ago since we covered the launch of the Rog Phone II but already things are going very well indeed. Sold exclusively in China, the pre-orders are already stacking up following the launch event on July 23rd. Asus have just emailed to tell us …

Just a few Boxing Day deals

It’s Boxing Day, so – for almost the fifth day running – I’m about to get stuck into yet another massive meal. Luckily, I have my sneaky stretchy jeans. If you’re one of those nut-jobs who’ve been up since 5AM to get to a Boxing Day sale in …

One month on, are iPhone XS sales a success?

There was a definite lack of hysteria with the iPhone XS and XR launches this year. As we mentioned in an earlier article, the queues outside Apple stores didn’t seem as long or as plentiful, and now, during a recent earnings call, there wasn’t the expected level of …

Honor sees a massive 150% sales growth in the first half of 2018

Huawei have a bit of a problem, but it’s a nice problem. First, their Huawei phones are doing really rather well. Likewise, the Huawei sub-brand, Honor, is doing well too. The Honor 10 flagship phone sold three million units within the first three months of being on sale. …

Honor 10 sells out quickly.

Word up. It’s Thursday. Nearly the end of the week already and yes, the sun is out here in the UK. Here in the Coolsmartphone office we’re still recovering from Prince Harry’s stag do but the Honor press team have been banging down our door since dawn. Their …

Samsung Galaxy S8 still outselling the S9

According to Business Korea, despite heavily advertising its latest flagship sales of the Galaxy S9 in its home market, Samsung has failed to reach the expected levels as the previous Galaxy flagship the S8, which is currently outselling is successor. Samsung states that consumers don’t believe there is enough …

Galaxy S8 hits record sales.

Well, it very much appears that Samsung is rising  like the phoenix from of the ashes of the Note 7. (Did you see what I did there?) The Note 7 disaster now seems to be far from customers minds, with virtually no impact on customer confidence with the …

EE – The sale is still on!

The sales are still on, and EE have got in touch about their January sale. Like the many furniture stores, they’ve extended the items in their sale. The highlights are the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel, which will now become free on selected monthly plans. Not only …

Numbers of new model iPhone sales larger than expected

This year, Apple decided not to give us opening period sales due to supply constraints. Cupertino chose to delay any figures until its earnings call on October 25th. However, new Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports are able to give a good insight into iPhone sales of this quarter. …

Xiaomi sells 1 million phones in India in 18 days

A couple of the writers here at CSP are interested in devices that originate from the far east and are relativity unknown here in Europe. I’m currently reviewing an completely unknown device from a unknown manufacturer, which at the moment is well above my expectations… review coming soon. …

Samsung beats Apple

Samsung fanbois of the world rejoice! After years of trying to be as cool as those pesky iSheep, it seems Samsung is finally making headway in what the Korean corporation thinks is its major competitor. It’s no secret that Samsung is the world biggest mobile phone vendor for …

Galaxy S7 sales underwhelming

According to a report published in Business Korea, pre-orders of the latest Samsung flagships have been underwhelming in their own home market – South Korea. Samsung started accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge from March 4 in South Korea, and like here in the UK the …

Black Friday – Honor vMall deals

Honor are as you would expect haveing a bit of a thing for black Friday and are inviting people to claim vouchers through their vMall store to get some tidy discounts off the Honor 7. It seems like the sign-up bonus will discount the price of the Honor …

CPR Call Blocker – Review

You know how it goes. You get home from a long day at work and, just as you sit down for your evening meal, the home phone rings. If you’ve got caller ID then you’ll either see a withheld number or an international number flashing up. The next …

iPhone sales smash expectations

As expected, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets positively flew off the shelves. Despite reports of slightly smaller queues and perhaps less frenzied activity outside of stores, new sales records were broken and 13 million handsets have been sold just three days after launch. The handset, which …

Apple Watch – Day one orders hit 1 million

That’s right. A million. On day one. There are always going to be some people who aren’t into wearables, and there will be others who can’t quite buy into the Apple way of doing things, but there are enough people who think differently. In a report from Sllice …

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 …

Can surface keep up with the changing Microsoft?

Surface… No longer is it the large boardroom/restaurant table. It’s that small tablet sized computer we now hold in our hands. Ever since it launched it has been something you either love or hate and sadly it may not survive too much longer if Microsoft continues the way …

Nokia sales dive at the busiest time of year

In just a few days Nokia will be having a big launch event at Mobile World Congress for, we assume, their new Lumia. We’ll be there live to bring you all the latest, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to get your fix. But before that, …

Tesco Hudl – Doing rather well actually

Whilst the recent sales at Tesco have been a little disappointing, their Hudl tablet seems to have been selling well. Tesco’s like-for-like sales were down by 2.4% during the Christmas period, and its shares fell by 4%. However, the good news for the supermarket is that some 400,000 …

Apple announce AppStore sales of $10 Billion

Today Apple announced that the AppStore has generated $10 Billion in 2013. Guess what, $1 Billion of that was in December alone. That’s some serious spending on the users part. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said the following about the whole exciting …

Galaxy Note 3 shifts 10 million units

Meet the Galaxy Note 3. We’ve already penned our Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review and we were pretty impressed. It’s powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz CPU and has 3GB of RAM with a 13 megapixel camera. Big yes, but it’s popular too. 10 million of these have gone …

40 Million people have it, many more want it

40 Million. That’s a big number. It’s pretty much the population of Argentina. Imagine, if you will, 40 million people. Got that? Now imagine them holding something. Something plastic. It’s a Galaxy S4. Samsung have, according to inews24, offloaded this many in just 6 months. We’ve just done …

Has Windows Phone turned a corner?

Yesterday a lot of people picked up on the fact that Windows Phone was hitting a 9.2% sales share across five major European markets. Those five markets? Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Wehay! Surely it’s time to party, yes? It must be. Here in Great Britain …

More woes for beleaguered Blackberry

Touchscreens rule the world.  This is the conclusion that we can now come to after sales of the Blackberry Q10 have tanked. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that carriers and vendors are increasingly claiming that handset sales have been exceptionally poor and many of those sold have …

Samsung Galaxy S4 not selling quite as many as hoped?

A few weeks back we expected the Samsung Galaxy S4 to sell more than 10 million handsets. The Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun told reporters that it would happen last month but according to analysts this hasn’t happened. Shares dipped on Friday after J.P. Morgan analysts advised that …

Samsung Galaxy S4 sales set to pass 10 million

The S4 seems to be selling a lot faster than the S3. Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun has told reporters that the S4 will fly past 10 million sales at the end of next week, making it the fastest selling smartphone in Samsung’s history. A huge advertising campaign …

The customer is always right and they’re changing behaviour rapidly

Something is happening, and it’s happening quickly. It hit me this afternoon when I was buying apples in Morrisons. The supermarket chain is massive. They bought Safeway (anyone remember them? I used to work there y’know) but in the run-up to Christmas their like-for-like sales dipped 2.5%. “Hey …

Samsung celebrate 100 million sales of the Galaxy S series

After just over two and a half years Samsung has managed to shift 100 million Galaxy S series devices. Their SIII hit the 1 million sales after just 50 days and reached 30 million in less than 6 months. Samsung aren’t forgetting the SII though, which was the …

Microsoft smartphone share continues to slide – comScore

Based on a survey of 30,000 mobile subscribers in the USA, comScore figures are out for the three month period ending November 2012. The study reveals Samsung at the top of the tree with 26.9% of US mobile subscribers and Apple second with 18.5%. LG are in third …

Nexus 4 device sales at 400,000? Production ramping up?

  I’ve been curious about the Nexus 4 for quite some time. So much so that I bought one but my main curiosity has been the process for getting it into consumers hands. Its been fraught with problems and their seems to be some significant shortages and waiting …

Nokia Q4 sales – lower than first thought?

Oh Nokia… some good press would be great, wouldn’t it? It seems analysts are revising earlier predictions that Nokia would have a strong Q4 with “an overly optimistic interpretation of initial Lumia sales commentary”. That’s “we thought they’d sell more phones” to you and me. If the analyst …

Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy Note 2’s

Samsung has today announced that they have sold 5 million Galaxy Note 2’s, the latest iteration of their so called “Phablet” device. It took the original Galaxy Note 3 months to sell that many but the sequel has managed that in just 2. We reviewed the Note 2 …

Carphone Warehouse slash tablet prices for christmas

The weather has turned colder, the leaves are falling off the trees, Halloween is over and done with and Sainsbury’s have mulled wine in stock.  This can mean only one thing…..Christmas is rapidly approaching! In celebration of this fact Carphone Warehouse are slashing the prices of several tablets …

Samsung shifts 20 million SIII units in 100 days

Samsung have announced that they’ve sold a staggering 20 million Galaxy SIII in 100 days. That’s just over 3 months, or a quarter. Nokia sold 4 million Lumia handsets during Q2 of 2012. Whilst the iPhone 4S sold 4 million units in 3 days last year, we should …

“No death spiral here”, says RIM CEO

During a visit to London, CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, was impressed to see BlackBerry handsets in use and told The Telegraph that… Surely that’s not bad for a company that one analyst recently suggested was “in a death spiral”. Mr Heins also takes a swipe at Windows …

Galaxy S3 sales on track – 10 million sold in less than two months

Come on. You knew it would sell in spades, didn’t you? Samsung has managed to sell more than 10 million Galaxy SIII handsets in less than two months. President of IT and Mobile Communications, Shin Jong-kyun, has revealed that the SIII has done in two months what the …