Global phone shipments hit 1.6 billion units in 2012, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, with Samsung shipping an massive 396.5 million phones last year.
Which is probably more shocking to cellular subscribers than anything else: a massive telecom actually did something pretty customer-friendly, even at the cost of some extra revenue.
AT&T trounced Verizon in iPhone sales, but that didn’t help when it came to posting a profit.
Those of you holding out for a Nokia Android phone may be waiting for quite some time, as Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop voiced his disapproval of Google’s recent handling of its platform.
For the first time in a long while, Nokia is no longer reporting a massive operating loss in its quarterly earnings.
Apple chief Tim Cook’s eagerness to respond to the rumors could be a sign that the initial analysis from the Wall Street Journal (and others) was completely off.
Cook did offer a ray of hope to those who want a cheaper iPhone. But just a ray.
Both grew spectacularly, with Samsung up 28.9 percent, and Apple up 13.6 percent, while HP and Dell dropped 12.7 and 13.4 percent, respectively.
The big question, however, is this: even if Apple has a stellar quarter, will it be enough to pull AAPL out of its stock market doldrums?
Those are big numbers, but the even bigger implication is what this means for Apple’s iPhone market share in the key U.S. market.
Apparently mobile is the next big thing. What a shock.
With most smartphone makers endlessly obsessed with high-end devices sporting bigger and better specs, Mozilla’s focus on low-end devices with Firefox OS is simply refreshing.
It’s been a good quarter for Verizon — except when it comes to making money.
Starting Monday, lithium-ion batteries — the same kind used in your laptop — won’t be allowed in the cargo holds of some international flights.
Countries like Brazil and Russia will soon give smartphone makers attractive new markets in which to sell their wares.
Intel’s earnings reflect a slowdown in PC sales as tablets rise.
A leaked image of HTC’s next major Android phone has hit the web, and it looks a little familiar.
Amid speculation that iPhone 5 demand has been weak for Apple, a KGI Securities analyst has a positively rosy view of Apple’s holiday quarter.
Half of Americans planning to buy a smartphone in the next 90 days are planning to buy iPhones, according to a new survey from 451 Research.
Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but advertisers like iPads.
Editor’s Pick This CES was mostly fun, but there were still a few things to hate.
Apple may have overestimated just how many display panels (and other components) it needed to meet the iPhone 5′s demand.
Editor’s Pick It’s odd to see Microsoft as the underdog, but that’s the reality in mobile. And, according to Rudolph, that’s what makes it fun.
Sony may have finally its stride with Android handsets with the Xperia Z.
The twists and turns in the cheap iPhone saga are enough to give you whiplash.
Smoke, meet fire?
Given that there are approximately a gazillion Android-based tablets on the market, you’d expect the Android hardware market for tablets would be massively fragmented. Think again.
Coming in just behind AT&T’s 9.9 million activations, Verizon showed 9.8 million smartphones sold — but lower profits than a year ago.
Lenovo has introduced a sleek new smartphone, the IdeaPhone K900 — one of the first phones to run Intel’s new 2-GHz dual-core Atom processor.
T-Mobile may be convinced that the smartphone subsidy is outdated, but Verizon and AT&T aren’t so sure.
FreedomPop, which already offers free wireless Internet service, is announcing a partnership with TextPlus today that will enable it to also offer free voice calls and free texts.
Paradoxically, the new, cheaper iPhones are supposed to come with a bigger 5″ screen and a brand-new form factor. And, a new CPU: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.
AT&T took a moment to toot its own horn this morning, announcing that it sold more than 10 million smartphones in the last quarter.
Huawei, you’ve successfully built the world’s largest smartphone with the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate. Congratulations?
It wasn’t too long into Qualcomm’s CES keynote before Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer jumped on the stage, injecting a dose of much-needed energy.
Huawei’s Ascend Mate has a 6.1-inch display, making it one of the largest smartphones ever.
Watch out Apple and Google: Two-thirds of smartphone and tablet owners don’t have strong brand loyalty to any one particular operating system, according to a new study by Accenture.
Will 2013 be better for HTC than 2012? Let’s hope so.