Telephony Online reports on data from research firm Strategy Analytics that places Apple as the most profitable mobile phone manufacturer in the world for the third quarter of 2009. Apple's estimated $1.6 billion profit easily topped Nokia's $1.1 billion take for the quarter.
The firm estimates that Apple's iPhone operating profit came in at $1.6 billion in Q3, while Nokia recorded only $1.1 billion in operating profit. "With strong volumes, high wholesale prices and tight cost controls, the PC vendor has successfully broken into the mobile phone market in just two years," said analyst Alex Spektor in the research note.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2009Apple Shoots Past Nokia As World’s Most Profitable Handset Vendor
By Sebastian Rupley | Tues... moreThe iPhone’s success has everything to do with the huge and healthy ecosystem of great applications available for it. Strategy Analytics’ estimates only highlight how many ways Nokia, by comparison, has dropped the ball. For example, the company announced plans to focus on a new, open-source version of the Symbian operating system more than a year ago.
Fast-forward to today, and the Symbian Foundation has only recently open sourced the operating system’s microkernel. Meanwhile, Nokia reported terrible financial results for its latest quarter, capped by a 31 percent decline in North American sales. If the Finnish handset maker had a more fleet-footed, organized operating system and application strategy, it might have avoided having its lunch eaten by Apple.
Apple Shoots Past Nokia As World’s Most Profitable Handset Vendor
By Sebastian Rupley | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | 12:04 PM PT | 3 comments | 41 tweets
Apple became the world’s most profitable handset vendor in the third quarter of this year, reports Strategy Analytics. “We estimate Apple’s operating profit for its iPhone handset division stood at $1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2009,” wrote analyst Alex Spektor. That means Apple overtook Nokia, whose operating profit came in at just $1.1 billion. As Spektor noted, “With strong volumes, high wholesale prices and tight cost controls, the PC vendor has successfully broken into the mobile phone market in just two years.”
Frustrated to return black one from east africa region after it never reboots and agent declared dead. next got white from nokia 1 dealership even after 10 days its has same problem not t restart and stuck at nokia only. I promise to publically declare Nokia biggest fly brained rescearcher.BB would do all of you listen internal memory only 15mb left not as per apps manager installed but 200 mb sis files under others, dont know what they are. N900 or X6 definately would disease you in same way, Nokia go back and start making gum shoes again
papa, 10 Nov 2009wat is up with this resistive screen . we all know capacitive screen is the way to go. can any... moreI used to prefer capacitive over resistive, but i find the screen on my n97 to be responsive, and i find it very handy to use my fingernail (i have long nails) or pen. I can also use the screen with gloves. Capacitive is easier to use by nature because it's more sensitive, and i'd be lying if i said i never had to repeat a tap because it didn't register on the screen, but overall i quite like the responsive.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2009Spec does not tell it all! N97 is symbian touch king! thanks but i need more clarification.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Spec does not tell it all!
N97 is symbian touch king!
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2009How horrible! Makes me wonder whether some other users who have had nothing but problems with ... moreSome may have a true problem with N97, other may just dream about problem. I got this phone sine June with fw 1.0 and have bit of problem with screen lock. after fw 1.1 and 1.2 it work just fine, with fw 2.0 it just great, fast, responsive, don't have to reboot once sine fw 2.0. just some user experience
I need help please, my nokia N97's bluetooth stopped working, says "unable to perform bluetooth operation when I try to put it on". Any idea how to fix this pleas? Send your views to firstname.lastname@example.org
wat is up with this resistive screen . we all know capacitive screen is the way to go. can anyone say how they experienced their screens?
JL, 10 Nov 2009Just be VERY careful about purchasing these phones, particularly from local people who sell th... moreHow horrible! Makes me wonder whether some other users who have had nothing but problems with their n97's were duped with chinese clones...
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2009Am just Afraid that I will get the n97 with poor gps and bad camera Len cover!!!:((((( ... moreThe gps and camera lens issues have been acknowledged by nokia, and their newer handsets do not have these silly problems. If you were to buy the phone today, you should be ok. I don't think the gps is just a sticker...apparently the gps issues are caused because by interference with the gps.
Just be VERY careful about purchasing these phones, particularly from local people who sell them at "low prices". I purchased one today, and discovered to my horror that I got a cheap Chinese clone. Fortunately, I got a refund of my money, but some aren't so lucky and the crook that sold mine placed it back in stock to be resold as an original so some other poor sucker will face the same issue.
The clones are pretty well constructed...the IMEI is obviously fake, though they did a great job of mimicing the way Nokia allows you to access it. Camera quality was abysmal! System memory was only 922kb, and my T-mobile USA sim wouldn't work on it. Looks can be deceiving!
Nokia N97, 09 Nov 2009Can Anybody Tell Me That When The New Firmware Version 20 For Nokia N97 Will Be Available In I... moreDon't bother as its not going to make much diffrents plus you can update the firmware by yourself by downloading the latest Nokia OVI application on your PC. And then there will be an option call Nokia Software Update...click that and it will update your N97 firmware... The V20 is available worldwide since last Monday.
How hard is it for nokia to give Bigger space on c?
is the gps in n97 A Sticker?
i bought this N97 beacause the first time i saw it in the internet i begin to love it,the specs and the features.and now i already got 1,i just had this problem about speed,why the speed is very slow and most of the times it hanged up?and now im having a problem of start up failed so i need to contact my retailer!
Nokia N97, 09 Nov 2009Can Anybody Tell Me That When The New Firmware Version 20 For Nokia N97 Will Be Available In I... moreThe update is available in India under the product code 0576213. Well that is if you want to change the product code. Well if you are get a code from a European country. Some say us Asians aren't being treated evenly.