Apple Builds Cash on Outsize Smartphone Profits

Wall Street Journal (blog) - 1 Aug, 2011
Not only has Apple Inc. taken the largest share of the lucrative global smartphone marketplace, topping Samsung Electronics Co. and Nokia Corp. in the second quarter, the company is also much more efficient than its rivals in squeezing profits out of ...

The iPhone's Struggle in Emerging Markets

Forbes (blog) - Stephen Wunker - 1 Aug, 2011
Tech watchers and stock analysts are bullish that Apple will soon introduce a lower-cost version of the iPhone 4 targeted at emerging markets. Although emerging markets constitute about two-thirds of the global handset market of 1.4 ...

Apple now biggest maker of smartphones

Calgary Herald - 1 Aug, 2011
ELECTRONICS . Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. both surpassed Nokia Oyj in smartphone shipments for the first time last quarter as the Finnish company sold fewer units from its aging Symbian product lines. Apple accounted for 18.5 per cent of ...

Nokia Knocked Off Perch as Apple, Samsung See Sales Surge

The Chosun Ilbo - 1 Aug, 2011
Apple and Samsung Electronics edged out Nokia to dominate the global smartphone market in the second quarter of this year, Strategy Analytics said on Sunday. Apple claimed an 18.5 percent share of the market with sales of 20.3 million iPhones, ...

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NPR (blog) - Eyder Peralta - ‎Jul 30, 2011‎
According to numbers released today, Apple has become the world's No. 1 smartphone manufacturer. Apple overtook Nokia and Samsung in the second quarter of this year. The figures from Strategy Analytics also showed that 361 million handsets were shipped ...

Apple Bests Nokia and Samsung for Q2 Worldwide Smartphone Sales

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎Jul 30, 2011‎
The official results are in: Apple has taken the crown as the world's largest smartphone maker for raw shipments, surpassing both Nokia and Samsung to capture 20.3 percent of all smartphone shipments worldwide. ...

Apple turns top smartphone vendor

Oman Daily Observer - ‎Jul 30, 2011‎
SAN FRANCISCO â€" Android, Shmandroid. A new industry report has underlined the dominance of Apple's iPhone in the smartphone sector, identifying the cult device as the top selling smartphone in the world, and Apple as the world's biggest smartphone ...

Apple's iPhone forcing smartphone industry change

Computerworld (blog) - Jonny Evans - ‎Jul 30, 2011‎
The intensely competitive smartphone industry is becoming an increasingly challenging space. Analysts say Apple [AAPL] has achieved the largest share of hardware sales and revenue, putting competitors on any current platform (Android, ...

Nokia slips in smartphone market as Apple and Samsung overtake

Telegraph.co.uk - Shane Richmond - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Stephen Elop has been Nokia's chief executive for almost a year but has not yet halted its decline. Photo: EPA Nokia still dominates the overall mobile phone market. By Shane Richmond, Head of Technology (Editorial) Nokia had been number one but ...

Nokia drops to third in smartphone sales

NDTV.com - Sahil Mohan Gupta - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
With Samsung's quarterly results arriving, it's clear that Nokia has now dropped to third place in terms of smartphone sales. While all has not been rosy for the Korean tech giant, the company managed to sell 19.2 million units in comparison to Nokia's ...

Apple, Samsung pass Nokia in smart-phone shipments

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Paul Sakuma / AP Countrywide Financial Corp. is at the center of a new lawsuit from 16 investors facing Bank of America, which acquired the mortgage lender. AP Enterprise: Enviros, rivals strike odd peace 07.30.11 Apple and Samsung both surpassed Nokia ...

Apple ousts Nokia as world's largest smartphone vendor

Xinhua - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Apple has ousted Nokia as the world's largest smartphone maker as global mobile phone market grew more than 11.3 percent in the second quarter of 2011, according to two separate market research studies. ...

Tech wrap: Apple ousts Nokia as top smartphone vendor

Reuters Blogs (blog) - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Apple jumped to the top of the global smartphone sales rankings in the second quarter, ending Nokia's 15-year run as the lead smartphone vendor, according to new research from Strategy Analytics. Apple sold a record 20.3 million iPhones during the ...

Samsung Q2 profit down 18% despite smartphone demand

TODAYonline - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
SEOUL - Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of television sets and flat-screen panels, reported a greater-than-estimated second-quarter profit after sales of mobile phones masked a drop in panel demand. Net income fell 18 per cent from a ...

Apple, Samsung overtake Nokia in smartphone shipments

Economic Times - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
HONG KONG: Apple Inc andSamsung Electronics both surpassed Nokia insmartphone shipments for the first time in the second quarter as the Finnish company sold fewer units from its aging Symbian product lines. Apple accounted for 18.5% of global ...

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Made Twice As Much Profit On Phones As Everybody Else ...

San Francisco Chronicle - Matt Rosoff - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Apple is now the leading phone manufacturer by market share. It passed Nokia for the first time last quarter. But more impressive: it captured two-thirds of all profits in the mobile phone business last quarter, according to statistics from Asymco. ...

Apple is no. 1 in the global smartphone market

CBS News - Chenda Ngak - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
(CBS) - Apple has taken down Nokia to be the top smartphone company in the world. Strategy Analytics reported, "global smartphone shipments grew a healthy 76% annually to reach a record 110 million units in Q2 2011." Apple took the top spot in market ...

Apple And Samsung Race Past Nokia To Become Top Two Smartphone Vendors

Forbes (blog) - Brian Caulfield - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Apple zipped past Nokia to grab the largest piece of the fast-growinng smartphone market, tech tracker Strategy Analytics reported Friday. While Apple owned just 5.4% over the overall handset market during the second quarter of 2010, ...

List of smartphone losers gets longer

CNNMoney - David Goldman - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In the smartphone market, it's a great time to be Apple and Samsung. Nokia and Motorola? Not so much. Last quarter, Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) became the world's largest ...

Apple wins global smartphone crown, Nokia now 3rd

CNET - Roger Cheng - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Apple, followed closely by Samsung Electronics, overtook Nokia in global smartphone market share during the second quarter. Apple controlled nearly a fifth of the smartphone market, or a share of 18.5 percent, as it shipped more than 20 ...

Apple Dislodges Nokia as World's Biggest Smartphone Producer With IPhones

Bloomberg - Mark Lee, Diana ben-Aaron - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Apple's iPhone 3G and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone. Photographer: Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Lawrence Haverty, portfolio manager at Gamco Investors ...

Apple, Samsung overtake Nokia in smartphones

MarketWatch - Yun-Hee Kim - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
By Yun-Hee Kim HONG KONG -(MarketWatch)- Apple Inc. /quotes/zigman/68270/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL -0.34% and Samsung Electronics Co. overtook long-time leader Nokia Corp. /quotes/zigman/162154/quotes/nls/nok NOK +1.58% for the top two spots ...

Apple Topples Nokia To Become Top Smartphone Vendor

Barron's (blog) - Tiernan Ray - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
It's official â€" or as official as it's ever going to be short of an industry awards ceremony: Apple (AAPL) is the world's top smartphone maker by volume of units shipped, as of the second quarter. Samsung Electronics (SSNLF), the only ...

Still No Love for Nokia

Wall Street Journal (blog) - Sven Grundberg, Jens Hansegard - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Following today's news that Apple and Samsung have overtaken long-time leader Nokia for the top two spots in the global smartphone market during the second quarter, we decided to perform an unscientific study of ...

Apple Officially World's Largest Smartphone Makerâ€"Guess by How Much

TIME - Matt Peckham - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
It wasn't enough to surpass the US government with a whopping $76 billion in cash reserves, now Apple's been declared the world's largest smartphone manufacturer as well. It must have something to do with that mobile ...

Apple Topples Nokia, Samsung as Top Smartphone Maker

PCWorld - Daniel Ionescu - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
In four short years Apple has become the smartphone maker to beat, blowing past once market share leaders Nokia and Samsung, according to IDC research. By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Apple blew by once dominant cellphone makers Nokia and Samsung to become ...

Apple overtakes Nokia as world's No. 1 smartphone maker

Fortune - Philip Elmer-DeWitt - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
The companies that track mobile phone sales are just now catching up to the news that came out of Apple's (AAPL) last week. According to the company's Q3 earnings report, Apple sold nearly 20.24 million ...

Samsung's Earnings: 5 Lessons from 2Q

Wall Street Journal (blog) - Evan Ramstad - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
Samsung Electronics Co.'s second-quarter results on Friday delivered the outcome most investors were expecting â€" lower profit overall, with smartphones giving a big boost to the company's cellphone business but not enough to offset ...

Apple, Samsung overtake Nokia in smartphone market

AFP - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
HONG KONG â€" Apple and Samsung have overtaken long-time leader Nokia for the top two spots in the global smartphone market, a report said Friday, underscoring the Finnish handset maker's ongoing struggles. US-based research firm Strategy Analytics said ...

Samsung Stops Reporting Phone Sales Data

Wall Street Journal - Evan Ramstad - ‎Jul 29, 2011‎
SEOULâ€"Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday said it would stop disclosing sales figures and forecasts for its mobile phones and tablet computers, a step it attributed to business risks and that analysts said was probably due to its ...

 

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