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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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Apple killed the mobile phone market.
We have less healthy competitors than 5 years ago, a less variegated scenario and hundreds of phones which are all alike (a screen with a bezel around)...

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  • 2012-05-04 12:52
  • 0x}j

> In reply to theaffidavit @ 2012-05-04 11:39 from ut3v - click to readactually it is true, touchwiz is by apple with inputs from sammy

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  • 2012-05-04 12:31
  • bCiq

@ nokia ceo: for the moment, nokia and RIM toghether are going down, in hell.

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  • 2012-05-04 12:23
  • mEA6

that's really shocking numbers, totally explainable though,, apple not only sells too many, but but they make highest profit per phone, and Samsung are selling most (all models including non smart phones) but they make less money per phone in order to be more competitive against apple and others. Nokia are selling more devices this year than the last ones (especially in the US), but their making less profits as they're putting their devices on sale prices (right from the beginning actually!) in order to make WP more popular, they even shot N9 in the foot for that reason. HTC make high profit per phone but they weren't quiet popular last year, and SE, LG, Motorola and RIM had really bad sales in the past couple of years! But 99%!. Man that's just extra ordinary!

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  • 2012-05-04 12:19
  • iLhn

nokia will dominate with nextgen handsets,apple ,sammy will join in hell

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  • 2012-05-04 11:51
  • IWRx

Proof that Apple products are more overpriced, than other brands.
73% profit when samsung is leader in sales

I just want to see what innovating features/hardware Apple will put in the iphone 5 lol

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  • 2012-05-04 11:49
  • TrUd

People be realistic!! You can't believe in everything your read!! I don't doubt Samsung and Apple has the greatest profits at the moment, but I doubt Apple can keep this way, Android Market share is booming and it's not just Samsung playing on that ground, this is more of a opinion manipulation to sell stocks, sooner or later there will be a stock crash on Apple shares, I believe this article is to someone get rid of millions of recently bought Apple Shares, since in early April Apple stocks reached 640 US Dollars and Today 04-05-2012 they are 581 US dollars, so it's a 10% drop in a month!!!!! So be more critical in everything you read and see! That the force will be with you all ;)! lol

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  • 2012-05-04 11:49
  • 3E0n

> In reply to john @ 2012-05-04 11:21 from i23U - click to readWouldn't be that different even if they go Android.
See the other Android handset makers other than Samsung ?

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  • 2012-05-04 11:47
  • thu9

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-04 11:10 from Is00 - click to read"we sell you cheap materials at higher prices!"

So samsung is making cheap materials for apple , blame both of them for fooling people.

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  • 2012-05-04 11:41
  • ut3v

What a stern competition that is!!

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  • 2012-05-04 11:40
  • PFjX

> In reply to DJP @ 2012-05-04 11:33 from bJi9 - click to readOMG , Touchwiz is created by samsung , because Touchwiz is built on Android OS , Apple never develop something for android lol.

They use Components from Samsung , Maps from Google and Foxconn to manufacture.

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  • 2012-05-04 11:39
  • ut3v

> In reply to Kostas Kostas @ 2012-05-04 11:19 from nmA0 - click to readYep I agree with you. because samsung manufactures the chip set's utilized by apple. where as apple creates touch wiz UI for Samsung.

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  • 2012-05-04 11:33
  • bJi9

Right lets see what lame excuse those noka fanboys are gonna make.

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  • 2012-05-04 11:32
  • IWP1

It's nice to see how things changes with time. And every empire rise and falls. So will be and it is is with all companies and no one is immune to this. Nokia was 14 years on top. now it's time for apple...then samsung...But the users should buy what they need not who profits most! :) I'm waiting for My Nokia 808 :)

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  • 2012-05-04 11:29
  • 0U@W

nokia will dominate with nextgen handsets,apple ,sammy will join in hell

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  • 2012-05-04 11:28
  • IWUC

waiting for nokia fanboys to say how things are changing with windows mobile 7.. or 8 or 9 or.....

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  • 2012-05-04 11:21
  • i23U

I bet that Samsung and Apple are the exact same company, playing "worst enemies" just to polarise and fanaticize customers...

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  • 2012-05-04 11:19
  • nmA0

waiting for the nokia fanboys to make noise...

if nokia went for android, it could have been a 3-way race. nokia hw is hard to beat. yet they dropped symbian (their best bet), jumped from meemo, meego then went for microsoft. why, even samsung will tell us that android is what made them big... not windows, not bada.

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  • 2012-05-04 11:18
  • wMHH

Damn, that is crazy.

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  • 2012-05-04 11:14
  • qp4q

What this really means:
Apple -- "we sell you cheap materials at higher prices!"

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  • 2012-05-04 11:10
  • Is00

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