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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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Three ways to make a profit:
1. Lots of sheep!
2. Make a bazillion slightly different devices.
3. Lawsuits.

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  • 2012-05-04 14:06
  • 4Z$S

Good to see Nokia doing weel.Looks like going with windows was the right choice.Is so good and you can get loads of free apps and has loads of removable storage and very customisable.NOT!

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  • 2012-05-04 14:01
  • 3a8W

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-04 13:38 from nIGS - click to readWell Said !!!!

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  • 2012-05-04 14:00
  • ijMt

> In reply to jb @ 2012-05-04 13:37 from syHF - click to readSorry, Meego is Dead. Android is Shit.
Just try Lumia 900 for a week i bet you will embrace...

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  • 2012-05-04 13:57
  • KA5A

pay up, dear iCustomer

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  • 2012-05-04 13:56
  • mAM0

> In reply to jb @ 2012-05-04 13:37 from syHF - click to readI agree - I feel sorry for you Nokia guys. The best days of the industry where when Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola were the only names in town. I blame excessive American influence in the market for killing it (Apple, Google, Microsoft I'm talking to you).

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  • 2012-05-04 13:55
  • nIGS

> In reply to Andrea @ 2012-05-04 12:52 from 0x}j - click to readWell said - the mobile phone market is dull at the minute. It used to be that phone manufacturers would release a variety of interesting products and form factors - now it is just the same boring slabs were most will not dare to deviate from looking like an iPhone.

Even HTC are abandoning QWERTY. Apple must be opposed at all costs and no matter how good they are perceived ( they are crap IMO ) as Apple's monopolistic fashion brand is destroying the industry.

Thank God for Sony.

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  • 2012-05-04 13:49
  • nIGS

thats a big evidence that apple is selling nothing for hefty prices, nothing worth its value unlike others .

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  • 2012-05-04 13:39
  • pwDk

Just goes to show that people are stupid and the best products don't always sell. All you need is a reality distortion field, a pretentious attitude and a pathetic media willing to give you endless free advertising and hey presto: exploitative profits!

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  • 2012-05-04 13:38
  • nIGS

> In reply to john @ 2012-05-04 11:21 from i23U - click to readim a nokia fan boy, but quite disapointed in nokia that they went with windows....
Elop is killing nokia, i recon they should just go meego and symbian and maybe android too...
But they might still go android,
would be interesting to see.....

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  • 2012-05-04 13:37
  • syHF

thats cute, nokia is like the curious case of benjamin button...

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  • 2012-05-04 13:35
  • vFpH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-04 13:25 from nidV - click to readBase on this Article LG is making profits

Back too the topic this is bad if this continue, only 4 major brand will remain on the market , Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG

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  • 2012-05-04 13:34
  • 4XiC

> In reply to phone arena @ 2012-05-04 13:05 from 4XiC - click to readNo they just dont generate any profit since then

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  • 2012-05-04 13:25
  • nidV

From my view, despite samsung sales are more than apple the apple is still the leader as they make more profit per phone they sell than samsung.. moreover i remember reading an article which says how apple is saving tax which is also an important part which has helped apple to be on top in terms of profit. I remember a point which says their product is manufactured and assembled in China and because of that they are saving an amount of tax to US.. but i doubt the same for samsung as it is done in the same country or neighbouring country.. so this can be the reason...

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  • 2012-05-04 13:16
  • 2A41

One thing missing on the graph the color of LG in the last quarter, where is LG? They only reported LG 2009 profits so LG is not a Mobile Company anymore?

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  • 2012-05-04 13:05
  • 4XiC

> In reply to SaltWater @ 2012-05-04 11:49 from 3E0n - click to readYour point could be valid.
However, leave aside the percentages, i have no doubt in believing that Apple makes more "profit" for the number of units they have sold.

Its known, stocks do rise and fall based on tips and rumours. i do not know the exact share price but according to your numbers 10% drop is acceptable considering that Apple did not introduce any great device this year. ( i am neglecting the new iPad, its neither upto apple's nor users expectations)

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  • 2012-05-04 13:03
  • 9xRf

> In reply to nokia ceo @ 2012-05-04 11:51 from IWRx - click to readKepp dreaming buddy,keep on dreaming.even android makers Sony and motorolla couldnt get back to the top 5 postitions what makes you so sure that nokia will be able to claim back its spot.

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  • 2012-05-04 13:02
  • IWP1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-04 11:49 from TrUd - click to readProof of samsung selling more cheap phones than theit flagship, of course if samsung sells over 50 million more phones than samsung it means they are selling cheap phone.

For example, Apple sold this year more iphone's than samsung their flagship ever. Of course Apple make lot more money if they sell only hi-end phones.

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  • 2012-05-04 12:58
  • p77u

> In reply to Ron @ 2012-05-04 12:31 from bCiq - click to readROn, Just being curious, can you please elaborate your point?

did apple acutally developed Touch wiz with inputs/guidelines from samsung? Did i get your point correctly.

If yes, please post any relevant link, i'd like to learn more about this

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  • 2012-05-04 12:56
  • 9xRf

Oh HTC got the 1 percent I thought only Samsung makes profit with android XD.

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  • 2012-05-04 12:55
  • 4XiC

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