Category: Devices

Apple hits a home run

Apple hits a home run

Apple (AAPL) knocked the cover off the ball with its second financial quarter earnings report, scoring a 7.3% year-on-year profit increase as it sold 43.7 million iPhones. Smartphone sales were of course down compared to the previous quarter (51 million), which included the holiday selling season, but they were up 17% versus the year-ago quarter. […]

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Mobile patents: Samsung dominates in U.S. and Europe

Chetan Sharma Consulting has analyzed more than 7 million patents to create an in-depth look at the mobile patent landscape. The firm analyzed patent filings and granted patents in the U.S. and Europe for the years 1991 – 2014, and looked specifically at mobile patents. Through 1997, the number of mobile-related patents was very similar […]

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Nokia set to close sale of device unit

Nokia, the world’s leading maker of mobile phones until two years ago, is set to close on the sale of its device unit to Microsoft on April 25. The company first aligned itself with Microsoft in 2011, abandoning its Symbian smartphone operating system for Windows, under the leadership of former Microsoft executive Stephen Elop. Now […]

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Devices: Google’s modular smartphone, Nokia’s charger announcement, Spice’s new smartphone

Devices: Google’s modular smartphone could be available next year. 

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Analyst predicts $300 iPhone (RCR Mobile Minute)

Analyst predicts $300 iPhone (RCR Mobile Minute)

The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. iPhone loyalists are eager to learn about the next iPhone innovations, but one analyst expects an innovation that may not be a pleasant surprise: a price increase. Analyst Peter Misek of Jeffries thinks Apple is asking carriers to accept a $300 on contract price for the iPhone […]

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Workforce: Ericsson, Mobetize, Brightstar, others see executive changes

Workforce: Ericsson, Mobetize, Vdopia see executive changes. 

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Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

U.S. wireless carriers are teaming up with manufacturers to create standards for smartphone software that can deter thieves by enabling remote deactivation of handsets. The new measure, announced today by wireless industry trade association CTIA, falls short of the mandatory “kill switch” that some members of Congress have encouraged the industry to adopt. The Smartphone […]

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Report: Tablets set to power ‘mobile broadband device’ surge

Report: Tablets set to power ‘mobile broadband device’ surge

Smartphones continue to be the driving force behind consumer demand for mobile broadband services, but non-traditional devices connecting to next-generation networks are expected to see significant growth over the next few years, according to a new report from The NPD Group. The findings, which are part of the research firm’s Connected Intelligence Mobile Broadband Market […]

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Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Samsung worldwide releases, Bluetooth tracking tag

Devices: Amazon unveils Fire TV while Samsung launches devices in worldwide markets. 

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Samsung squeeze continues, profits fall

Samsung squeeze continues, profits fall

The world’s largest smartphone maker continues to feel the squeeze as Apple keeps the pressure on the high end, and Chinese competitors push from the low end. The Korean giant says it expects to report operating profit of $8 billion on sales of $50 billion for the first quarter, its second straight decline in quarterly […]

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