All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphone Sales’

Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers

Holiday season 2013 capped off another record year for tablet shipments, but market watchers are now beginning to see the rapid growth of the smartphone market reach saturation points in established markets. As these mature markets reach their peaks, the market share story is becoming cemented, though not surprising. The latest smartphone industry number from market research firm comScore show …

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Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013

While Apple remains the top brand for the premium smartphone market, Samsung has managed to top global market share for the entire smartphone market with its large selection of differently-priced devices. These facts map almost directly to the semiconductor market, where Samsung and Apple are by far the largest buyers of semiconductors in the world. Market research firm Gartner this …

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Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.8 Billion by 2017

Earlier this month it was revealed that smartphones now make up over half of mobile phone sales worldwide. That trend is set to continue, with smartphones predicted to make up an ever-increasing portion of mobile phone sales. Market research firm NPD DisplaySearch today predicted that it will take less than five years for smartphones to make up over 80% of …

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Smartphones Now Make Up Over Half of Mobile Phone Sales

Smartphones have dominated mobile phone sales in developed markets for the past few years, and now the global market is catching up. Now, it appears that smartphones have turned a corner and are now leading worldwide sales of mobile phones. Market research firm Gartner this week released a report showing that smartphone sales made up 55% of all mobile phone …

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T-Mobile Market Share Increased Substantially This Summer

T-Mobile is currently the fourth-largest mobile provider in the U.S. With almost nothing to lose following the company’s failed acquisition by AT&T, the carrier began offering prices lower than its competitors. After naming John Legere CEO, T-Mobile took on its “un-carrier” branding and offered unlimited data as well as no contract subscription plans. Though these things weren’t quite enough to …

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Smartphone Sales Threaten Camera Companies

Smartphone sales have slashed the value of stocks in companies like Nikon and Canon since their introduction in 2007, and now analysts say it’s going to be difficult for smaller camera companies to stay afloat at all. “There are too many players,” said analyst Ryosuke Katsura. “It’s going to be tough for smaller camera makers even to remain in the …

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U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 64%, Young People Lead the Way

The modern smartphone market is now six years old. As the technology improves, analysts are predicting that smartphone markets in the U.S. and Europe will soon reach saturation points, with emerging markets such as Brazil and China leading smartphone growth in the coming years. This week, Nielsen released new research providing some clear evidence for these assumptions. The new Nielsen …

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Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research predicted that total global smartphone shipments for 2013 will reach just under one billion units. The analyst firm predicted 950 …

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Smartphone Sales Have Now Overtaken Feature Phones

Though tablet sales slowed during the second quarter of 2013, smartphone sales are still going strong. One analyst’s new numbers have shown that smartphones are now selling more worldwide that feature phones. Analyst firm Gartner today released estimates showing that smartphone sales reached 225 million units worldwide during the second quarter of 2013, up 46.5% from the same quarter last …

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Low-Priced Smartphone Market to Accelerate

As demonstrated by mobile providers shifting their pricing schemes to attract the remaining few customers in the U.S., the high-end smartphone market is beginning to saturate. Industry watchers are now looking to the mid-range and low-cost smartphone markets as the next potential growth opportunities for smartphone manufacturers. Analyst firm ABI Research this week predicted that the sub-$200 smartphone market is …

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Nokia Revenue Falls, 7.4 Million Lumia’s Sold in Q2

Nokia today released its second quarter 2013 earnings report. Though predictions for the company were not hopeful, Nokia managed to post a mixed bag of financial signals. The company posted a €115 million loss in operating profit, a massive improvement over the €824 million loss Nokia posted for the second quarter of 2012. However, Nokia’s net sales were down 3% …

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Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets later this decade. Analyst firm ABI Research is now predicting that Russia will be rise to become the 7th-largest smartphone …

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