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Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits

Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits - read the full textLooks like it's a grim time to be a mobile phone manufacturer if you are not Apple or Samsung. According to the latest report by Asymco, Apple and Samsung accounted for 99 percent of the total mobile phone profits, with HTC taking the remaining 1 percent. Out of the 99 percent Apple took...


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There is no denying that the iphone is good. In fact it is as good as it gets!!

Live with it! People don't like products that depreciate! And Apple products always maintain their value.

Nokia products were once like that. Unfortunately not anymore... I would never walk in a business meeting holding a modern Nokia! Unless it were a meeting with the mafia...

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  • 2012-05-14 02:34
  • 3drB

> In reply to Samarth N8 user @ 2012-05-08 12:19 from 7j%P - click to readand the 2 phones cost the same to manufacture

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  • 2012-05-13 02:20
  • qbHx

Crap survey! Total Bullshit!
There are two kind of lies:
Either you speak lie outright
Or use Statistics

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  • 2012-05-08 17:07
  • sSTb

Apple iPhone 4S is 3 times the cost of Nokia N8. Yes, its a better device overall, but three times, are you kidding me??

N8: 17,000 INR,
iPhone 4S: 54,000 INR (for 16 GB version, India),

So, if anyone wants to know where your iPhone 4S money is going, look at that chart posted in the article. There your money goes!

I've never seen such a shameless company which is misusing the love of its customers to charge any damn price and cheat them. No offence to fans though.

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  • 2012-05-08 12:19
  • 7j%P

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-07 13:57 from IaC{ - click to readApple is 100 %China made unlike Samsung who had local manufacturer and some is China made, labor in South Korea is not a cheap as China

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  • 2012-05-08 01:15
  • K7gU

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-07 13:57 from IaC{ - click to readand that is based on what exactly?

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  • 2012-05-07 21:55
  • QUar

I love how everyone blames Apple for using cheap labour, but has anyone ever questioned samsung/HTC/RIM/Nokia who probably pay their workers less than Apple do, and treat them even worse..

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  • 2012-05-07 13:57
  • IaC{

Bullshit, they are not counting China manufacturers.

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  • 2012-05-07 11:45
  • 0TEb

> In reply to pucities @ 2012-05-06 23:25 from jukZ - click to readnope actualy it just shows how good htc manages its bussiness.lets have a good example: nokia is 3rd largest mobile company in terms of revenues but they never expected a drastic drop in feature phone sales they produce more than the demand(a loss), they do R&d (you will pay royaties to researchers and labor cost) that cost millions but do not produce good revenue nokia N9 and lastly to much man power for shrinking demand fo phones.

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  • 2012-05-07 10:21
  • sUSS

Apple makes the most profit in spite of not being the number one mobile manufacturer. That sums up Apple's policy of over-pricing but it also shows that their elite business model works - if you don't have an iPhone you don't have an iPhone. I don't buy into that - I have a Sammy - great service in India. I hope Sam maintains its business policy of being the wannabees' phone - because I want to have what iPhone has and more for less price.

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  • 2012-05-07 06:37
  • YTY@

Of course Apple is making the most profit, their overpriced fashion-branded garbage is manufactured in slave pens.

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  • 2012-05-07 05:50
  • Iaa7

This seems like bs to me

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  • 2012-05-07 05:33
  • 4Ajg

> In reply to !\/@|\| @ 2012-05-05 17:04 from vb$h - click to readhtc is not even 1%. They're talking about "profits", not the total sales. This means manufacturers other than APPLE and SAMSUNG are squeezing out their resources and all their ability to keep up with samsung and apple.

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  • 2012-05-06 23:25
  • jukZ

can someone tell me how they rate this thing cos i don't believe this shit... Nokia and HTC did well... Sony rocks and what the **** is samsung sampling? damn it guys am not down with this

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  • 2012-05-06 10:50
  • ftVg

Hogwash. travelling around the world, i have seen more Samsung and HTC sets and as much Apple sets as Nokia. People who buy Apple say it is for status while HTC and others for functionality

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  • 2012-05-06 10:34
  • LdLC

> In reply to supernova-77 @ 2012-05-05 18:55 from sSKb - click to readIts good that sony,motorolla and LG stayed out of the competition so they dont get sued by CRapple or SUCKia like what Viewsonic,Samsung and HTC Are going through.

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  • 2012-05-06 07:14
  • IWP1

i m using xperia ray from sony quite a good phone to use hope sony will bounce back with the xperia series model...

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  • 2012-05-06 06:40
  • uCpR

> In reply to Alok Tanon @ 2012-05-05 13:09 from PRUg - click to reada phone tht cant make calls is unrevolutionary...

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  • 2012-05-06 04:55
  • YP9w

Unbelievable.. Nokia's at zero. It's their fault..

I still don't get it.. I heard samsung and htc have way more profit.. I think this diagram might be wrong!

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  • 2012-05-06 00:58
  • spIC

This doesn't include the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 (budget phone) just recently released. Bring the Lumia 610 world wide and Lumia 900 to the rest of the US carriers then they will do fine.

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  • 2012-05-05 22:37
  • kg3U

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