Engadget: Gartner says worldwide sales of mobile phones declined 2.3 percent in second quarter of 2012

Gartner is reporting that worldwide mobile phone sales this quarter dropped 2.3 percent as buyers postponed upgrades and held out for the next big thing. Of the 419 million units sold in the last three months, Samsung, Nokia and Apple unsurprisingly took the lion’s share of the sales, while ZTE and LG rounded out the […]

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EE|Times: Analyst: Apple, Samsung snagged over 100% of Q2 handset profits

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. combined accounted for all of the cellular handset industry’s profit in the second quarter—and then some— according to an analyst. Apple and Samsung took a combined 108 percent of all handset profits in the second quarter, T. Michael Walkley, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity, said in a report […]

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Tech Crunch: IDC: Samsung tablet market share grew to 9.6% in Q2 2012, shipments up by 117,6%

Overall tablet shipments continue to grow at a stronger pace than smartphones at the moment. IDC says that globally tablet shipments were up by 66% on the same quarter in 2011 (smartphone shipments grew by about 32%), and the largest players are outpacing that: Apple saw growth of 84%; Samsung saw growth of 118%; and […]

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BGR: IDC: Samsung extends lead over Apple in Q2, Nokia continues to fall

A recent study by market research firm IDC revealed the smartphone market grew 42.1% in the second quarter of 2012, while the worldwide mobile phone market grew just 1% year-over-year. Smartphone vendors shipped 153.9 million handsets in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 108.3 units in the second quarter of 2011. Samsung (005930) extended […]

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intomobile: JPMorgan – Samsung sold 6.5m Galaxy S III units in Q2, will sell 15m in Q3

Samsung’s Galaxy S III is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most advanced Android smartphone on the market today. According to the French newspaper Les Échos, the analysts at JPMorgan estimate that Samsung sold 6.5 million GSIII units during the second quarter (April through June) of this year and they’re on track to sell […]

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