Sony Ericsson handset metrics - Q4 2008

Sony Ericsson has been on uneven ground for some time, and finds itself in a precarious position now. The company posted a247 million loss in the fourth quarter, down from a profit of495 million in the year-ago    

Read more >>
LG handset metrics - Q4 2008

Though LG posted its first quarterly loss since 2007, it shipped more than 100 million units in 2008, giving added clout to the Korean company. LG said it would tighten capital spending in 2009. The company    

Read more >>
Samsung handset metrics - Q4 2008

Samsung, the world's No. 2 handset maker by volume, is in a relatively strong position, even though the company posted its first quarterly loss in the fourth quarter. Samsung has said it will produce Andro    

Read more >>
Handset vendor metrics 2008

The fourth quarter was clearly a rough one for the top five handset vendors. Nokia saw a sharp drop in profit; Samsung posted its first quarterly net loss; LG, despite shipping 100 million units in 2008, posted    

Read more >>
China handset market expansion continues in 2009, says iSuppli

Defying an expected 10.7% decline in global handset shipments, China's domestic wireless handset market is set to maintain its growth in 2009, with a 7.7% increase for the year, according to iSuppli.    

Read more >>
Nokia sells half a million Tube smartphones in 30 days

Nokia, in announcing its weak fourth quarter earnings Thursday, said that in the last 30 days of the quarter it had sold 500,000 units of its 5800 XpressMusic smartphone, formerly known as the Tube. The phone w    

Read more >>
Samsung posts first net loss, but handset sales are up

Samsung Electronics posted a quarterly loss in the fourth quarter--the first quarterly loss since it started reporting quarterly earnings in 2000. A drop in demand amid the recession hit Samsu    

Read more >>
LG ships 100M phones in 2008

LG Electronics posted its first net quarterly loss since 2007, but the company's handset division was a bright spot on the company's balance sheets as it shipped 25.7 million phones in the fourth quar    

Read more >>
Qualcomm and China-based LT Mobile sign CDMA subscriber unit licensing agreement

Qualcomm and LT Mobile Communication have entered into a CDMA subscriber unit licensing agreement. Under the terms of the royalty bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted LT Mobile a worldwide patent license to    

Read more >>
Android-powered HTC Sapphire handset to come out in May, say sources

High Tech Computer (HTC) is expected to launch its second Android-powered handset, codenamed Sapphire, in May, according to sources familiar with the company's latest roadmap. Earlier market rumors indicat    

Read more >>