As a result of complaint by competitor that Orange claims is “most behind in terms of rolling out its 3G network”. Orange has sold 600,000 iPhones in total. Article here.
Its (Consumer Reports) gadget reviews are often ambivalent and unsatisfying, like an elderly grandmother trying to explain why she prefers sherry to port. To me, a religious devotee of its general coverage, this presents something of a mystery
The group made $50,000 in their first month on the app store, and $200,000 total in the three months they were online. After a split between the founding members / developers they decided to sell it off and go in different directions.. wapo story here.
Off hand, I’m skeptical. Is this really supposed to beat BSD and Linux? Or maybe it’s another derivative, and they have decided not to merge to Windows Mobile as their offerings might suggest. Article here.
Starting in late December or early January. Business Week coverage here.
Data is from a sampling of industry analysts. Their predictions varied from 13% contraction to 3% growth. Similar poll last year predicted 2.7% growth. Original article here.
The article doesn’t differentiate between smartphones and non-smartphones.
Business week reports that Sony (owner of Ericsson) will lose 8,000 of its workers (about 4% of its workforce) in an effort to reduce operating costs, and not renew contracts of another 8,000 employees. Original article here.
The sum of the two companies marketshare stands at 89.15%. Of course, Nokia is the only one selling software (Symbian), with a consumer base and brand. Motorola is at the mercy of carriers and phone developers to use their chipsets.
About 7.4 million smartphones were sold in China in Q3 2008.