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Q3 summary: Apple joins the Top 5, Sony Ericsson drops off

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Q3 summary: Apple joins the Top 5, Sony Ericsson drops off - read the full textThis week was chock full of financial reports and now itís time for a summary. According to industry analysts IDC, mobile phone market grew 14.6% with 340.5 million units shipped. Smartphones are playing an ever-increasing role - the estimated smartphone market share is expected to grow by over 50%...


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blackberry is the most ever smartphone in the word,,,

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  • 2011-05-12 15:06
  • ijsS

> In reply to EXkurogane @ 2010-11-01 10:19 from tVkD - click to readi admit 3gs is not worth upgrade but iph4 is

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  • 2010-11-05 01:24
  • TqCi

> In reply to pux @ 2010-11-01 11:18 from Sh1K - click to readisn't even better selling more phones and making money like other top 4

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  • 2010-11-05 01:23
  • TqCi

> In reply to [deleted post]I can video call any phone that can install Fring, over 3G.

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  • 2010-11-02 08:59
  • P%nm

nokia are just gunna keep going down hill and have their market share eaten up by all other manufacturers, unless they make better smartphones with a better os! symbian is slow and outdated, wouldn't even consider getting the rubbish n8. market share is not evrything, LG has the 3rd highest market share but lost over $200 million, spamming the market with cheap clone phones wont result in profits. down with nokia!

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  • 2010-11-02 07:00
  • xx5R

> In reply to Kierann @ 2010-11-01 17:37 from nxq5 - click to readI think I'll make a videocall over 3G using my iPhone 4 and Fring, which is freen from the Apple App store.

Then I might use wifi over WiFi to videocall my Dad's MacBook for free.

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  • 2010-11-01 22:42
  • P%nm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-01 10:25 from P%nm - click to readNeglecting bluetooth file transfer, USB mass storage mode, open application availability, Video calling over 3G, replacing the battery, using SD cards (which are useful for carrying different peoples data and it actually DOESNT slow phones done)....

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  • 2010-11-01 17:37
  • nxq5

Market share = sell lots of low-end entry phones in developing countries.

Congrats to iPhone and Berries... and i'm sorry for the i(dontcare)phone4 users.

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  • 2010-11-01 16:47
  • jItF

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-01 03:46 from ii6r - click to readyou are right for some reason that half of the iphone were sold in USA. what about the other half? but for a phone that cost 700+ USD, it is still the best selling phone.

for who that said iphone is lack of feature. what kind of feature is that?
no card slot? no radio? no bluetooth file transfer? what else...?

- no card slot? do you really need to have a card slot when iphone has 16GB-32GB? remember this when you insert bigger memory, you phone will be slower

- no radio? i asked 158 people that i know, it turned out that only 14 of them like to listen to radio. other 144, they rarely listen to radio.

- no bluetooth file transfer? use ibluenova.

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  • 2010-11-01 14:09
  • ITj0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-01 09:31 from t7X2 - click to readThen how the hell nokia is providing support for 5800 from 2yrs???
SE is shit it cant provide updates..
for ex xperia x10 update

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  • 2010-11-01 13:44
  • 2SQU

> In reply to Sam @ 2010-11-01 12:14 from JGa3 - click to readWrong.

Apple's sales always fall off in Q2 in expectation of a new model.

Windows mobile 7 will eat into Android sales, each one that is made = one less Android phone being made by the same manufacturer.

The only thing limiting Apple sales at the moment is making enough of them to keep up with demand, in all markets, worldwide.

iOS has plenty of potential, the 4.2 update coming soon adds even more functionality such as AirShare and AirPrint - streaming over wifi with new products such as Apple TV which integrates with iPhone's, iPads and iPod Touch's.

The App store is still growing and is ahead of all other competitors.

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  • 2010-11-01 13:02
  • P%nm

> In reply to Sam @ 2010-11-01 12:14 from JGa3 - click to readVery well said.

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  • 2010-11-01 12:45
  • t7X2

> In reply to Mobil1 @ 2010-11-01 04:49 from IAuu - click to readI completely agree.
This is Apple's peak.
I predict this and you should take this prediction seriously because i also predicted SE will post a profit back in the first quarter, despite all the opposite expectations. I also predicted that iphone sales in 2Q will go down slightly..for the first time since the device is here.. which indeed happened.
Now why apple will start to slowly decrease after this imo?
A) competition finally caught up - the phone lost his freshness and innovation factor. IOS ain't soo new and cool anymore, it's facing mature and more than worthy alternatives all over the place. That was something you couldn't say in times when iphone cult started building and hyping up.
B) Google and Android. It's market has grown to the point where it can fully replace the app store. And future potential of the OS is phenomenal to the intimidating degree
C) Samsung is emerging in a really indicative way. 7 millions galaxy s phones sold in the quarter(compared to 9 million iphones 4) and predictions of 6 million galaxy tabs sold in the next three months (that is MORE than the ipad will sell !!!) is just a begining of building up ground for the next iterations and strong, devoted and growing customer base, in a way similar to apple's with the iphone.
D) Nokia, HTC & SE all have great potential to attack the market in the future. And they will.
E) Microsoft. This software behemoth will definately take his peace of future smartphone market

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  • 2010-11-01 12:14
  • JGa3

Why is MArket share important?!
LG is losing money like hell but they sell many phones. Why would that be anything to calculate on?
Sony Ericcson on the other hand is making money but only selling 10.4 million phones. Isn't that better?

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  • 2010-11-01 11:18
  • Sh1K

> In reply to EXkurogane @ 2010-11-01 10:19 from tVkD - click to readYou are totally and absolutely WRONG, the reasons iPhone's sell so well is they do more than what most people wand, they do it easily and they do it well.

When are you going to give up your crusade, every quarter the depth of your failure grows, no-one is taking any notice of your stupid comments.

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  • 2010-11-01 10:25
  • P%nm

> In reply to leane @ 2010-11-01 07:07 from K2Es - click to readThats why people buy new phones. You have a phone that runs 10 years with no problem but are you gonna use that phone forever? Smartphones users who follows the trend buys a new phone every year. Iphone4 deserves the garbage bin, many things it is incapable of, the only reason why it sells well is because of people's influenced, those brainwashed by steve jobs. On N8 lagging, i have no idea why it happened to you but i have been using it since i bought it on launch day and i have no such problems so far.

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  • 2010-11-01 10:19
  • tVkD

> In reply to [deleted post]The phone in that link is obviously FAKE!

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  • 2010-11-01 09:36
  • mEkg

> In reply to Pissed off satio use @ 2010-11-01 05:59 from f4eZ - click to readSymbian deserves to be ditched! Don't blame Sony if symbian can't catch up in the current trend!

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  • 2010-11-01 09:31
  • t7X2

It's pretty apparent now that Apple is a contender. I can see why people may not like them and they way they operate their business model but you can't deny the statistics here they're extremely impressive. They are 4th with one phone...that's unheard of.

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  • 2010-11-01 09:28
  • 4A{d

As long as Sony Ericsson stays at the market and continue providing their customers great phones, I think it's not a problem for them. :D

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  • 2010-11-01 07:44
  • t7yq

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