Handset vendors and makers readying to compete for CDMA handset orders from China Telecom

International branded vendors, domestic handset vendors in China, and Taiwan-based handset makers are readying to compete for CDMA handset orders to be released by China Telecom, which has been granted a licens    

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Sales of smartphones to reach 300 million by 2013, says Juniper Research

Smartphones are expected to account for a growing proportion of handsets sold each year, potentially sustaining the performance of key brands such as Nokia at a time of economic uncertainty. Juniper Research fo    

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Motorola handset metrics - Q4 2008

Motorola's woes continue. The company posted a3.6 billion net loss in the fourth quarter, as sales in the handset division dropped 51 percent. This followed the company's decision to cut 4,00 jobs, 3,    

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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    

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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    

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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    

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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    

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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.    

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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    

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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    

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