Gartner: Smartphone sales surge

New figures from Gartner show smartphone sales increased to 36 million units worldwide in the first quarter, representing 13.5 percent of all handset sales in the quarter. Research In Motion saw its smartphone    

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LTE to reach 100 million subscriptions faster than any previous mobile standard, says Pyramid Research

The number of long term evolution (LTE) subscriptions worldwide will grow at a CAGR of 404% from 2010 to 2014, a pace faster than any previous mobile standard including 3G, according to Pyramid Research.    

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Report: Margins plummet among global handset makers

The current troubles in the world's handset industry are well-known. Indeed, Strategy Analytics recently said that the industry's first quarter handset shipments of 245 million was "the fastest r    

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China may allow sales of WLAN-enabled handsets at end of 2009

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is expected to lift the ban on sales of handsets with WLAN functions in the China market at the end of 2009 or the beginning of 2010, a policy to pro    

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China market: Handset sales up over 11% in March, CCID says

Sales of handsets in the China market grew 11.6% sequentially to 13.04 million units in March, according to data released recently by China-based market research firm CCID Consulting.    

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Top handset brands shifting panel orders to Taiwan

Branded handset vendors, including Nokia, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, are shifting more orders for small-size panels to Taiwan from Japan and Korea, as Taiwanese suppliers offer lower prices and are    

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Android smartphone shipments to grow 900% in 2009, says Strategy Analytics

Global Android smartphone shipments will grow 900% in 2009, according to Strategy Analytics. Healthy support from operators, vendors and developers is driving adoption. Apple iPhone OS will be the next fastest-    

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Sony, Ericsson may inject cash into joint venture

Sony and Ericsson are poised to inject cash into their joint venture, Sony Ericsson, according to a report in the Financial Times. The two companies will guarantee a loan to Sony Ericsson to bolster the handset    

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In-Stat: Weaker replacement handset sales could hit industry

Replacement handset sales, which will make up three quarters of the handset market over the next two years, may be a weak point for the wireless industry as it tries to rebound from the economic recession, acco    

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Global handset shipments drop 13% in Q1

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, the world's handset vendors shipped 245 million cell phones worldwide in the first quarter of 2009, down a "huge" 13 percent from the 282 mil    

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