Tag Archives: Information appliances

VIDEO: Lower-End Tablets Take A Bite Out Of Apple’s Market Share

3 Mar

VIDEO: Lower-End Tablets Take A Bite Out Of Apple’s Market Share

The advance of Google’s Android operating system isn’t just seen in smartphones. Worldwide sales of tablets soared 68% to 195.4 million units in 2013, up from 116.3 million in 2012, according to latest data from research firm Gartner. Tablets sold using Apple ’s iOS operating system saw their share decline to 36% from 52.8%.

VIDEO: China Mobile Announcement Sparks Hope Of IPhone Debut

21 Nov

VIDEO: China Mobile Announcement Sparks Hope Of IPhone Debut

China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier, will unveil a new brand partner on December 18. The rumor mill is speculating that Apple will be on stage with the China Mobile team announcing its iPhone is coming to the carrier’s network. Apple has been courting China Mobile for years. Now that all network issues have […]

VIDEO: Smartphones 55 Percent Of Global Mobile Phone Sales In Third-quarter

14 Nov

VIDEO: Smartphones 55 Percent Of Global Mobile Phone Sales In Third-quarter

Smartphone sales accounted for 55 percent of global mobile sales in the third quarter as customers in China and Latin America swapped their old phones for the higher end of the range gadgets, research firm Gartner said on Thursday. Worldwide smartphone sales rose nearly 46 percent from last year to 250.2 million units, it said, […]

VIDEO: Apple’s IPhone Captured 34% Of Japanese Mobile Phone Sales In September

28 Oct

VIDEO: Apple’s IPhone Captured 34% Of Japanese Mobile Phone Sales In September

Counterpoint Research estimates that Apple captured 34% of the 2.8 million unit Japanese mobile phone sales in September up from an estimated 14% in both July and August. Counterpoint Director Neil Shah said that the iPhone 5s sold almost half a million units in just a few days and for the month the company sold […]

VIDEO: IPhone 5C, IPhone 5S Too Pricey For Russian Shoppers, Report Says

25 Oct

VIDEO: IPhone 5C, IPhone 5S Too Pricey For Russian Shoppers, Report Says

Apple’s iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S might have some trouble gaining traction in Russia, a new report claims. Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview on Friday, IDC analyst Simon Baker said that “if Apple really wanted to compete with Samsung in Russia, it should’ve come up with a much lower price for the 5C.” According […]

VIDEO: DoCoMo Ignites Free IPhone 5S Handset Free-for-all In Japan

14 Sep

VIDEO: DoCoMo Ignites Free IPhone 5S Handset Free-for-all In Japan

NTT DoCoMo’s entry into the iPhone fray in Japan is sparking fierce competition for customers, with all three carriers offering certain iPhone 5S models for free with a two-year contract. In DoCoMo’s case, for example, discounts are applied monthly over the term of the contract, effectively yielding a free handset.

VIDEO: Apple Slammed: Howard Lindzon Says Avoid The ‘Battleground’

12 Sep

VIDEO: Apple Slammed: Howard Lindzon Says Avoid The ‘Battleground’

It was the announcement that many consumers and investors had been waiting months for, namely Apple’s new iPhone and operating system. But investors weren’t impressed. Apple shares fell 2.3% by the end of announcement day and were trading about 5% lower the morning after.

VIDEO: With IPhone C, Apple Could Take Smartphone Lead In China

21 Aug

VIDEO: With IPhone C, Apple Could Take Smartphone Lead In China

A new survey of Chinese mobile phone owners suggests that a lower-cost iPhone could spike Apple’s share of Greater China’s smartphone market.

VIDEO: CNET Headlines – Kristian Tear, White House, Android, Yahoo, Smartphone

6 Jun

VIDEO: CNET Headlines – Kristian Tear, White House, Android, Yahoo, Smartphone

BlackBerry Messenger to reach iOS, Android on June 27. White House defends snooping of Verizon phone records. Will Verizon ever see a ‘pure’ Android smartphone again?. Yahoo rejiggers its search results page. Apple still smartphone champ, Android the No. 1 OS

VIDEO: Top Tech Stories of the Day: New BlackBerry With Keyboard to Hit US Stores

4 Jun

VIDEO: Top Tech Stories of the Day: New BlackBerry With Keyboard to Hit US Stores

New BlackBerry with keyboard to hit US stores. Cubans try out new public Internet centers. Viacom Strikes Deal With Amazon to Stream Children’s Shows