Tag: sales

Samsung rule the world.. at the moment

The Q1 financials for Samsung were much higher than even their own expectations, with 3.2 billion coming in the door. “Brisk” sales of the Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy SII pushed the strong growth through the ceiling, making Samsung the worlds largest maker of mobile phones and overtaking …

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, …

An elephant and a Samsung Galaxy Note. Yes, really..

Samsung have now shifted 5 million Galaxy Notes. To celebrate there’s this video of an elephant using one. Yes. An elephant. A ruddy great big flippin’ elephant. I know.. Sure, this is a viral thing and it’s designed to sell more Samsung kit, but heck, it’s a bloomin …

Windows Phone 7 now outsells Symbian

Back in February last year Symbian had a 12.4% share of the smartphone market here in the UK. Now, according to figures by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, this has now dropped to 2.4%. The 10% drop means that Windows Phone 7 has now … just…. overtaken the Symbian OS. …

Galaxy S2 sales now 20m and counting

Samsung have announced that the Galaxy S2 has now sold over 20 million units since its launch in May last year. That’s pretty good going for a phone that even today, nearly a year after launch, is still one of the best handsets available, on Android or any …

Gartner Smartphone Sales figures prove tough reading

The latest Gartner figures are out and, for Microsoft, they’re probably best ignored. Less than 3 million Windows Phones sold worldwide for a Q4 1.9% market share, down from last year’s Q4 of 3.4%. Windows Phone,market share is still lower than the Bada OS. Although this was to …

HTC Q4 Results. Celebrations put on ice

It’s been a tough old year for HTC. Their fourth quarter results were down 2.49% year-on-year. Worse still, they’re down 53% since January 2011 and total revenue looks set to drop by another 36% in the first quarter of this year. The problems? It seems that during 2011 …

Oh No Moto – Q4 figures released, another loss posted

Google’s new baby, Motorola, are going through some tough times. After coming back from the dead thanks to Android they’ve posted a loss of $80 million for Q4. It seems that Motorola “shipped” 1 million tablets during the whole of 2011, with 42.4 million mobile devices sold in …

Samsung see smartphone sales increase

Samsung, who have “apparently confirmed” (although I read it personally as “not denying”) the Galaxy SIII, are on a roll. Net profit at Samsung Electronics is up to 4 trillion won, which is about £2.3 billion. Althought net income for 2011 was down slightly, Samsung saw the Galaxy …

Nokia Lumia sales looking promising

An estimate from 22 Bloomberg analysts puts Lumia sales to operators and retailers at between 800,000 and 2 million units globally. Not bad projections when the Lumia only went on sale in Europe in November 2011 and the figures are up to the end of the year. These …

Predicting the future of mobile

Last week some rather interesting figures dropped into our mailbox from iSuppli. The research firm states that, by 2015, Windows Phone will overtake Apple’s iOS. With Android still marching ahead, forecasts state that Microsoft will gain 16.7% market share, with Apple coming in at 16.6%. Now, I’ll be …

Android stats for Q4 announced

While we’re talking fourth quarter numbers, Google have just announced another stonking set. There’s now 250 million Android activations around the world and 11 BILLION Android app downloads. Now, you may remember that back in November Android had 200 million activations.. so.. you can see what’s happening here. …

Sony Ericsson roll with the punches in Q4

So.. these figures are certainly… interesting.. If only Sony could buy Ericsson’s stake and rebrand everything to just “Sony” whilst going through an image change. Oh wait, that’s what they are doing. :) Things are looking a bit rocky based on the Q4 figures. Compared to Q3 sales …

Why 2012 may not be the year of the Windows Phone

Watch out now, because this is probably going to descend into a rant. Task – Windows Phone. Microsoft. Discuss. Most of my day is spent looking around the web to try and get a handle on the “vibe” and what’s going on in the mobile market. Now, I’ll …

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 …

One million Galaxy Notes sold

Is it too big? The jury is probably still out on that one. You can always check out our review of the Note to find out yourself, however a lot of people must like it because Samsung has shifted a million of them already. The phone / tablet …

Early Lumia sales stats – A slow starter?

Sales figures for Windows Phone devices have always been a little hard to quantify. For the new Nokia Lumia 800 it’s still early days, but we do have some info from Mobiles Please. Their stats, which are based on 5377 sales during November, show that the Lumia made …

Samsung Galaxy ranges still on sale in the US

It looks like we could be one step nearer to the whole Apple vs Samsung debacle moving to a close – though not in the foreseeable future… Reuters are reporting that “Apple failed to convince a U.S. judge to block Samsung Electronics from selling Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the U.S. market, depriving …

Nokia – “We are off to an excellent start”

We heard just the other day how analysts were pouring cold water over the Nokia Lumia 800 sales predictions. Nokia have told BGR that.. Lumia 800 sales in the U.K. are off to an excellent start. Based on earliest data the sales start of the Lumia 800 is …