Vultures to Rip BlackBerry Apart and Divvy Up Patents

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According to a new report, struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry may be sold off in parts mainly for its patents and operating system. “A handful of potential bidders, including private equity firms, are lining up to look at BlackBerry Ltd, but initial indications suggest that interest is tepid and buyers are eyeing parts of the Canadian […]

Google Wants to Sell You a Car

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Google has launched a test program in California that allows people to search for cars at dealerships without having to leave the Google search page. Similar to services offered from Autotrader.com and Cars.com, the Google car search would allow people to find a vehicle, view the price, play around with configuration and be directed to […]

Cheaper iPad mini Dominates Apple’s Tablet Sales

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Cannibalization is a real effect that Apple is feeling since it had released the iPad mini, but thankfully Apple is competing mainly against itself still. According to recent numbers, the iPad mini comprises a whopping 65 percent of total iPad sales, showing that consumers are quick to adopt the smaller, more portable, and less expensive […]

Frugal Europeans Threaten iPhone Market Share

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A trend towards more frugal consumption in Europe may threaten sales and market share behind Apple’s flagship iPhone smartphone, a phone that helped to define the modern smartphone since it debuted in 2007. France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard spoke candidly about his concerns about Apple’s premium pricing model for the iPhone in an interview with Bloomberg. […]

Google Plans to Sell 8 Million Second-Gen Nexus 7 Tablets Starting July

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In a new report revealing Google’s target numbers for the second-generation iteration of its Nexus 7 tablets, the Internet search giant is said to aim for sales of 8 million slates beginning this July through the end of the year. Previous rumors surrounding the Nexus 2 7-inch slate had placed the tablet’s debut this May […]

Chevy Volt Outsells Nissan Leaf in 2012

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Everyone’s been paying attention to the very public disagreement between The New York Times and Tesla, but the real news is that in 2012 the all-electric Nissan Leaf was outsold by the range-extended Chevrolet Volt. With 30,090 units sold in 2012 that more than tripled the Volt’s 2011 sales. Growth of plug-in electric vehicles has […]

Apple, Amazon Pave Way for Digital Garage Sale

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The problem with owning digital media today, such as copies of TV shows, movies, e-books, and music through services like Amazon and iTunes, is that you cannot transfer ownership of your content to someone if you want to clean house. Thanks to two recent, but separate, patents filed by Apple and Amazon, this could all […]

Record AT&T iPhone, Smartphone Sales Still Worries Investors

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, AT&T announced that it had sold a record number of Apple iPhone smartphones as well as Android devices for the fourth quarter of 2012. The 10 million sales number bests the record-setting number of 9.4 million devices sold in the same quarter of 2011. Though AT&T had posted record-setting numbers […]

Microsoft Confirms Surface RT Sales Off to a ‘Modest’ Start

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Speaking to a French newspaper, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that sales of his company’s first self-branded Surface RT are off to a modest start. This is the first indication of any sales progress for the tablet since it debuted late last month alongside the new Windows 8 desktop OS and the lightweight Windows […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S III Bests iPhone Sales

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According to the latest report from Canaccord Genuity, analyst Michael Walkley says that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III Android smartphone is now the best selling smartphone in the U.S. on three of the four largest national carriers. The Galaxy S III now is beating sales of Apple’s current iPhone 4S models on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, […]

Samsung Describes Galaxy Nexus Sales As “Minuscule”

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In Apple’s separate case against South Korean Android manufacturer Sasmung surrounding patents that the iPhone-maker feels that the Galaxy Nexus infringed upon, it was revealed that sales of the Galaxy Nexus was “minuscule.” The lawsuit filed by Apple alleges that the Galaxy Nexus and the Android software used by the smartphone infringes upon Apple’s patents […]

Samsung Sold 10 Million Galaxy Note Phablets

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Since Samsung had popularized the phablet category by introducing its 5.3-inch Galaxy Note late last year, the company has managed to move over 10 million units of that category-defining smartphone. After broad appeal in foreign markets, the Galaxy Note 5.3-inch was introduced to U.S. audiences earlier this year through 4G LTE carrier AT&T and more […]

Google Expected to Sell 6-8 Million Nexus 7 Tablets This Year

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The $200 price point seems to be the sweet spot as far as tablets are concerned. When Amazon launched its Kindle Fire slate, it caught the world by storm at that price and now Google is launching its highly commended Nexus 7 tablet at the same price. According to supply chain data, Google is expected […]

Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Top 10 Million

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Samsung’s third-generation Android flagship smartphone is a hot and popular device among Android users, and it doesn’t look like momentum for the Galaxy S III is slowing down anytime soon. The South Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer has announced that sales for the Galaxy S III has now topped 10 million units worldwide in under […]

Analyst: 6.5 Million Galaxy S III Sold in Q2

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JP Morgan analysts are estimating that Samsung may have sold approximately 6.5 million Galaxy S III smartphones in the second quarter. Sales in the smartphone are expected to pick up and it is estimated that Samsung will move an additional 15 million units between July and September and will have a combined Q2 and Q3 […]

Nokia Winding Down Lumia Production Ahead of Windows Phone 8 Launch

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Nokia may be slowing down productions of its current Windows Phone Lumia smartphones, which are based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.x operating system, in anticipation of new Lumias launching later this year based on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows Phone 8 OS. According to a report on DigiTimes, Nokia’s manufacturing partner Compal Communications saw a steep 39.5% decline […]

Motorola’s Droid RAZR Maxx Now Top Seller at Verizon

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It appears that Apple’s iPhone is beginning to lose momentum at Verizon Wireless where Motorola’s Droid RAZR Maxx smartphone is now the top selling smartphone as of the June quarter, edging out Apple’s iPhone models. Though the Android-powered Droid RAZR Maxx has gained the top seat at Verizon Wireless, the iPhone is still the top […]

Apple By the Numbers at WWDC 2012

Is Apple planning WWDC 2013 for June 10th? If so, what does that tell us about the iPhone 5S release timing?

Apple kicked off the WWDC 2012 keynote with their usual set of facts and figures meant to wow the attendees and Apple fans around the world. Once again, the this portion of the presentation impressed with staggering facts and figures. First off, the tickets to the WWDC sold out in one hour and forty-three minutes, […]