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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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really?? Sony Ericsson was that low? too sad... well partly their fault too... late android phone manufacturing and poor initial hardware(in particular internal memory, rest was fine)
I wish Sony do turn arnd little good market after they launched Xperia 2012 line up :)

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  • 2012-05-05 18:55
  • sSKb

hey htc is not 1%. there are many buyers. compared to samsung i recommend htc to anyone.

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  • 2012-05-05 17:04
  • vb$h

Dude Nokia has the ability to jump back, so its too early to say Rip..

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  • 2012-05-05 14:56
  • XuuN

The competetion is between one revolutionary device of APPLE and all other junk boxes in the market including thousands of Samsung mobiles....Imagine if there would have been thousands of APPLE brand phones in the market where will Samsung and company will head

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  • 2012-05-05 13:09
  • PRUg

Stephen Elop is the worst thing to happen to Nokia just like Steve Ballmer is the worst for Microsoft. Guess where Stephen Elop came from. Microsoft. Stephan Elop and the fanboy that he is has permanently tied Nokia to them, giving them no flexiblity. Sad to see them fall under poor judgement.

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  • 2012-05-05 12:29
  • nUgN

Marketing and having a strong brand sells phones.

That is not a good thing as many good phones get poor sales. It also effects the future phones you get offered. There is a trend that companies manufacturing Android devices are going for very large screens and so not competing directly with the iPhone
Apple the strongest brand on the market and advertising money to burn. The money and effort Apple have put into product placement is insane. Can you believe the number of banks etc that offered iPhone apps before that of any other OS. The amount of media organisations presenting information using iOS type interfaces. Schools and other organisations asking students to have an iPad.

It's all insane if not outright dodgy.
Most of modern marketing is about selling you an option that was not your optimal choice or that you didn't need at all. If it were otherwise then advertising would tell us the facts rather than building an image or impression.

Samsung are the next thing to Apple when it comes to that sort of infiltration.

I sure hope we keep most of these manufacturers. A mobile world with just Apple and Samsung would halt a lot of progress (as it already has) and will give us less choice.

Only Apple and Nokia fanboys win. People who voluntarily gave up their brains to actively and persistently try to influence others to follow their phone preferences regardless of differing customer needs and regardless of the fact that they themselves already gave up their brain and so are incapable of correctly evaluating any future devices and technology changes.

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  • 2012-05-05 11:45
  • vxKC

> In reply to Carlodimaximus @ 2012-05-05 10:03 from N84r - click to readThey are good at bringing technology to people with really poor technical knowledge though. That is what Apple have always done.
Sad that they are holding up progress for many of us. I mostly blame dumb patient law for most of that though.

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  • 2012-05-05 11:25
  • vxKC

of course. Apple know that they have tons of brainless fans that will buy all the crap they come with even if it's the same exact thing but with a higher price. Apple is over priced, just for fashion. People than really understand features vs price will never trash their money on iphone. It is a scam.

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  • 2012-05-05 10:03
  • N84r

> In reply to Pragi @ 2012-05-05 07:16 from Kxbg - click to read10k-15k additional for an iphone? What version of iphone is that? It has to be special edition, such as gold or jewel versions to fetch this price. I got get vertu for that sort of price.

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  • 2012-05-05 09:11
  • XMJP

> In reply to Kenswiss @ 2012-05-04 22:02 from fu$W - click to readThat has to be the reason why Nokia earnings has been on the decline, to this day, negative profits. Maybe overspec is the reason to profitability? At least overspec stuffs are more future proof. Nothing wrong going overspec, customers perceive it as added value.

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  • 2012-05-05 09:08
  • XMJP

> In reply to Dem @ 2012-05-04 16:45 from D}mj - click to readRIM = Research in motion the company that makes Blackberry phones. And learn to be decent

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  • 2012-05-05 07:19
  • Kxbg

Apple sucks big time and it's fans too bcoz they pay 10 to 15k extra for a normal smartphone like 4s and make Copycats like apple the maximum profit making company. The bluetooth of iphone 4s is not supported with maximum of car stereo systems . It's like burning the money on 4s and being able to use it on my porshe stereo system. I made a mistake once and would never make it again. Never buy a stupid apple product

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  • 2012-05-05 07:16
  • Kxbg

This is not true .

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  • 2012-05-05 05:30
  • uvwb

> In reply to Kenswiss @ 2012-05-04 22:02 from fu$W - click to readyep thats the legacy of nokia fans and nokia itself, goodluck

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  • 2012-05-05 04:57
  • v0Xt

> In reply to him @ 2012-05-05 03:47 from 3drB - click to readOh really. I don't think they're dead yet, though I'm not sure how long they'll last.

There are people (me included) buy phones as a tool, not as a toy. I was waiting for the SGS3 to see what it has to offer but alas, booooriiiiinngg.... Yet another phone that tries to shove new technology/gimmics/specs down my throat.

I'm using an N8 now, and I want an UPGRADE. I'm not willing to sacrifice features that I need just so I can have the latest and greatest, because it doesn't mean it's the best for me.

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  • 2012-05-05 04:08
  • vV5G

Things look VERY bad for Nokia...

5-10 years ago we used to have great phones which JUST WORKED! I will always remember my 8850, my 6610, my 6300, my 6700 and my N900!

RIP Nokia! Thanks for all the fun memories!

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  • 2012-05-05 03:47
  • 3drB

> In reply to Kenswiss @ 2012-05-04 22:02 from fu$W - click to readthen thats clearly a bad business model

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  • 2012-05-05 03:37
  • Mfyf

lol the 0% is from nokia

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  • 2012-05-05 01:17
  • v0Xt

this shows us that apple took so much profit.

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  • 2012-05-05 00:40
  • k23V

> In reply to MyName @ 2012-05-04 20:51 from Spx{ - click to readnokia wont over-spec a device inorder to make it sell like others do in exception of apple

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  • 2012-05-04 22:02
  • fu$W

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