Chinese trio carve up a quarter of global smartphone sales in Q1: Gartner

 The global smartphone market grew 9.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to Gartner’s latest stats, and growth is being driven by a trio of Chinese device makers. Read More
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LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY

 LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($ 12.70BN) in revenue, an increase of 9.7 per cent from the same period last year. Read More

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Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine

apple_watch_2 It’s hard to know if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The company doesn’t disclose sales numbers directly, but Tim Cook wanted to react to IDC’s report on wearables, saying that sales are doing just fine. According to the report, Apple is only the fourth wearable company now behind Fitbit, Xiaomi and Garmin. It represents a stark 71 percent decline in shipments compared… Read More

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Xiaomi admits it doesn’t make money on smartphone hardware sales

xiaomi mi 5s plus Xiaomi’s business model isn’t about selling handsets, except insofar as those handset sales lead to recurring service revenue later on. So said Xiaomi global VP and former Android VP Hugo Barra in an interview with Reuters. The executive for the device maker was commenting on a drop in its smartphone sales in China, explaining that they wouldn’t impact the company’s… Read More

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Report: Smartwatch sales aren’t falling — shipments increased 60% year-on-year

Apple Watch - 4 Are smartwatch sales tanking? Analysts are divided. A recent IDC report suggested the total shipment of smartwatches had plummeted by 50 percent in the last year, but this week rival analyst firm Canalys claimed that sales have actually increased. Read More

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