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smartphone market http://themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/39794/all/feed en First impression: World's slimmest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.5 http://themoneytimes.com/node/1701713901 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier this month, Gionee had unveiled its plans to launch its flagship ‘slimmest’ smartphone Elife S5.5 in India. As promised, the Chinese phone maker has launched today the Elife S5.5, which it claims is the world's thinnest Andriod smartphone, for a price of Rs 22,999 in Indian smartphone market. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/gionee_elife_s5.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Boasting a thickness of just 5.5mm, Gionee’s Elife S5.5 smartphone beats the previous record holder Vivo X3 from another Chinese manufacturer BBK, which sports a thickness of 5.75mm.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally showcased at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Gionee's latest premium handset is rolled out for the Indian smartphone markets on Monday, March 31, 2014, in an event in Goa.</p> <p>There are a plethora of phone brands in the global smartphone markets that their respective manufacturers boast are the slimmest smartphones. Now, the Chinese manufacturer of Elife S5.5 smartphone claims it is the world’s slimmest phone. </p> <p>Just how compelling is the new Elife S5.5 and what makes it different from its peers? Let's take a look:</p> <p>Boasting a thickness of just 5.5mm, Gionee’s Elife S5.5 smartphone beats the previous record holder Vivo X3 from another Chinese manufacturer BBK, which sports a thickness of 5.75mm. The other ultra-thin smartphone include Huawei Ascend P6 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra, sporting thickness of 6.18mm and 6.5mm, respectively. Gionee’s Elife S5.5 phone weighs mere 130 grams.</p> <p>Under the hood of the Elife S5.5 you'll find a 5-inch Full HD (1920 X 1080p) Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441ppi. The handset is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor clocked at 1.7GHz coupled with Mali 450-MP4 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. It comes fitted with a 2,300mAh battery, which its maker claims will last more than a day.</p> <p>The handset features a 13MP rear-facing camera with a single LED Flash, which is capable of recording videos in Full HD format, and a 5MP snapper on the front side, which boasts a 84-degree ultra-wide viewing angle for video conferencing.</p> <p>The <a ahref="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701713872">world's slimmest smartphone</a> boasts of high-end hardware. It is encased in a 5.5 mm thin metal frame and the screen comes with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while on the software front it runs on Android Jelly Bean version 4.2 wrapped under Gionee’s Amigo UI.</p> <p>The connectivity options available in Gionee’s single-sim Elife S5.5 smartphone include 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth, A-GPS and USB OTG. </p> <p>Available in Black, White, Pink, Blue and Purple colour variants, the Elife S5.5 phone seems really impressive with sleek outlook and stunning design. </p> <p>Edited by Neelam Goswami on 31-03-2014.</p> androids Chinese Gadgets Gionee Gionee Elife S5.5 Handhelds slimmest smartphone smartphone market smartphones Technology Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:09:48 +0000 NeelamGoswami 1701713901 at http://themoneytimes.com IDC forecast: Smartphone sales growth to fall sharply by 2018 http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20140228/idc-forecast-smartphone-sales-growth-fall-sharply-2018-id-1701713850.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smartphone manufacturers have had a good time in recent years. The market has been burgeoning and the sale graph has rocketed northwards. However, this ecstasy may be short-lived, so claims market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/IDC%20predicts%20slowdown%20in%20Smartphone%20growth%20rate.jpg" alt="" title="Smartphones" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>IDC suggests that the growth in sales of smartphones will fall drastically in 2014 and would continue to slow down through 2018. The research firm has also predicted a sharp fall in the average prices of handsets as future demand is likely to come from developing countries like India and China.</p> <p><strong>The Forecast</strong><br /> The year 2013 witnessed a 39.2 percent spike in global smartphone shipments. In all, more than 1 billion smartphones were sold worldwide. According to IDC estimates, the growth will plunge by 20 percent this year. </p> <p>Thus, the global smartphone shipments are likely to grow 19 percent over last year’s base. By 2018, the growth will decline merely to 6.2 percent.</p> <p>The forecast indicates that the smartphone market has reached a saturation point in the United States as well as in other developed countries. </p> <p>The Apple iPhone was instrumental in initiating the craze for smartphones, which over the years, have become a worldwide rage.</p> <p>"New markets for growth bring different rules to play by and premium will not be a major factor in the regions driving overall market growth" IDC analyst Ryan Reith said.</p> <p><strong>Prices to Fall</strong><br /> Indian and Chinese consumers are pretty price conscious. People upgrading from basic feature phones to smartphones and buy handsets under $300. IDC forecasts suggest that prices of top models like iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 will hover near the $260 mark by 2018. </p> <p>The research firm also predicts that Android would maintain its leadership position from 2014 through 2018 and Apple''s iOS would hold on to its number 2 slot.</p> <p>Meanwhile Windows Phone''s global market share is likely to increase from the present 3.9 percent to 7 percent in 2018.</p> <p>“That may not seem like a huge leap, but such growth will outshine the market share declines predicted for the other major mobile platforms,” claims the IDC report.<br /> Despite of all the <a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20140226/soon-free-wifi-everybody-thanks-%E2%80%98outernet%E2%80%99-network-id-1701713846.html" target="_blank">advanced technology</a> available in future the growth rate is likely to fall in future even for the <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/tags/best-smartphones">best smartphones</a>.</p> <p>Edited by Neelam Goswami on 28-02-2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Research firm IDC claims that growth in global smartphone sales will slow down and pressurize manufacturers to bring down prices to gain market share in developing countries.</p> </div> </div> </div> Business Gadgets IDC Smartphone Smartphone growth rate smartphone market smartphone sales Technology The Money Times newsletter Top Story United States Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:47:22 +0000 Jamie Anderson 1701713850 at http://themoneytimes.com Smartphone market welcomes LG Optimus G Pro launch! http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20130707/smartphone-market-welcomes-lg-optimus-g-pro-launch-id-1701713305.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung, Sony, BlackBerry and Apple''''s iPhone get on the guard and make a little space the LG Optimus G Pro has finally made its presence known. Isn’t it time, for these high-end competitors to share the slice of the “Smartphone market share” with LG now? With LG Optimus G Pro launched at only about Rs. 42,500, we hope Galaxy Note II is making a “note” of this recent launch!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/LGOptimusG_Pro_ImageLG1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>LG bags space in Smartphone market</strong></p> <p>Korean electronics major LG, has finally made its presence felt in the Smartphone market, with a bang as it launches its <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/node/1701709364">LG Optimus</a> G Pro at around Rs. 42,500. It sure has nudged competitors and wants Apple, Samsung and Blackberry to give it space in the Smartphone market. </p> <p>LG has been quite busy reworking its mobile business line and plans to double its share in the Indian Smartphone market soon. Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG states confidently “We were reshaping our mobile phone business. It took us and one and half years to do so. At present our market share is close to 5 per cent in the country which we expect to increase to 10 per cent by end of next year.”</p> <p><strong>More about LG optimus G Pro</strong></p> <p>The company has floated a new Smartphone, the LG Optimus G Pro’, with a new touch screen, and quad core processor, at Rs 42,500. In the Indian market, this is the most expensive phone from LG, and has a 32 GB in-built memory and 2GB RAM. The phone also has a microSD card support.</p> <p>Running strong on the <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121009/samsung-launches-android-41-s-korea-hit-us-market-soon-id-1701712169.html">Android 4.1 Jelly Bean</a> , it is powered by a 3,140mAh battery and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, reports the company.</p> <p>This phone is equipped with a 2.1 MP front full HD camera, 13 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash. An in-house silicon-oxide battery has been developed for the new LG phone. This will make sure the device needs less recharge and gets higher current density. The new LG can now boast of a slimmer look as compared to its lithium battery contemporaries.</p> <p> Kwon claimed “The Smartphone has pushed demand for data and video consumption which needs better battery life. At anytime, the battery back up in LG phones will be 1.25 times better than any other Smartphone in similar category.”</p> <p>Kwon commits that by the end of 2014, LG will come out with almost 30 new models that will have a price range from a high amount to a low amount. In order to give a trigger start to the sales the Company has decided to invest about Rs. 80 crores.</p> <p>As Kwon expresses “LG expects to sell 1 million Smartphone this year. As a part of our strategy, we will be adding 100 to 150 retailers every month to expand our reach. At present, we sell through 1,600 top retailers which we expect to increase to over 3,000 retailers by end of this year.”</p> Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android smartphone Apple''''s iPhone best smartphones BlackBerry Cell Phones Gadgets India Korean electronics launch LG Optimus G Pro quad core processor Samsung smartphone market Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor sony Top Story Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:41:46 +0000 Minnie Mahendru 1701713305 at http://themoneytimes.com Apple slashes orders for iPhone 5 screens due to less demand, reports http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20130114/apple-slashes-orders-iphone-5-screens-due-less-demand-reports-id-1701712745.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might think that demand for Apple iPhones is much more than what Apple can meet, but the reality seems to be quite different.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/iphone5-ignore_3.jpeg" alt="iPhone 5 is doing well, but not as well as Apple predicted" title="iPhone 5 is doing well, but not as well as Apple predicted" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Going by a report in the Wall street Journal, Apple has slashed its orders for iPhone screens because the demand is not quite at par with what it had anticipated.</p> <p>Apple’s orders for iPhone 5 screens fell by as much as half in the first quarter of this year, sources told the Wall Street Journal. It is not just the iPhone screens which have seen a decline in the number of orders. Other key components of the iPhone have also seen a decrease in orders.</p> <p><strong>Samsung a growing threat to Apple</strong><br /> What could be the reasons behind iPhone 5’s less-than-expected performance in the market? Is it the growing dominance of Samsung smartphones and other powerful Android players in the market?</p> <p>It is quite apparent that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 phone and the recent Galaxy Note 2 have eaten away quite a significant portion of Apple’s share in the smartphone market.</p> <p>Recent reports have already pointed out that Samsung has outdone Apple in the global smartphone market share. Samsung is not only a leader in the smartphone market, but is also doing exceptionally well when it comes to cheaper handsets, a market where Apple is non-existent.</p> <p><strong>Samsung tops worldwide smartphone sales</strong><br /> In the third quarter of 2012, the total number of iPhone shipments across the globe fell to 14 percent, down from 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. On the other hand, shipments of Samsung smartphones worldwide jumped to over 30 percent, which is a massive leap from the 8 percent it had in the third quarter of 2010.</p> <p>Although Apple is yet to come out with its earnings report, Samsung has already indicated that it is making good money out of its Galaxy line of smartphones, and expects to make over 8 billion in profits for the last quarter of 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iPhone 5 is doing well, but not as well as Apple predicted</p> </div> </div> </div> Apple iPhone iPhone 5 Samsung Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone market Technology Top Story Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:21:03 +0000 Yasser Ali 1701712745 at http://themoneytimes.com RIM set to cut at-least 2,000 jobs--Reports http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20120529/rim-set-cut-least-2000-jobs-reports-id-1701711742.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to news surfacing in Canadian newspapers RIM (Research in Motion) is set to cut atleast 2,000 jobs across the department in lieu of its global restructuring efforts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/BlackBerry-007.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The sources state that cutting down number of jobs in Blackberry Smartphone maker may increase from </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>RIM is set to cut atleast 2,000 jobs across the department in lieu of its global restructuring efforts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20120529/rim-set-cut-least-2000-jobs-reports-id-1701711742.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Smartphone Business Canada Careers jobs Markets Research In Motion RIM smartphone market Technology Top Story United States Mon, 28 May 2012 19:41:10 +0000 Sam Ross 1701711742 at http://themoneytimes.com Increased Smartphone sale increase Samsung Q4 revenue http://themoneytimes.com/node/1701711532 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to Samsung increased Smartphone sale boosted their Q4 result in which the company registered 17% increased earning.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/samsung-electronics.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung whose Smartphone sale has increased substantially has challenged market leader Apple’s top s</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smartphone sale boosted Samsung's Q4 result by 17% compared to previous year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/node/1701711532" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Increased Revenue market segment market share Quarterly result quarterly revenue Samsung Smartphone smartphone market Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:02:33 +0000 Sam Ross 1701711532 at http://themoneytimes.com Motorola Mobility revenue dips in fourth quarter http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20120127/motorola-mobility-revenue-dips-fourth-quarter-id-1701711531.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola Mobility registered dip in revenue in the fourth quarter due to the increased competition in Smartphone market.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/motorola_9.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="143" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Motorola which is in middle of a deal with Google raised concerns after its Smartphone share also de</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola Mobility registered dip in revenue, share prices remain unharmed after the news.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20120127/motorola-mobility-revenue-dips-fourth-quarter-id-1701711531.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Google Markets Motorola Motorola Mobility Motorola Razr shareholders shares Smartphone smartphone market Technology Top Story United States Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:30:26 +0000 Sam Ross 1701711531 at http://themoneytimes.com Samsung leads smartphone market in US -- comScore report http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20111230/samsung-leads-smartphone-market-us-comscore-report-id-1701711481.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung continues to lead the smartphone market in United States but Apple is gaining share.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/images_16.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to report by comScore, Samsung and Apple are the only smartphone makers that witnessed a r</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>comScore surveyed about 30,000 U.S. smartphone subscribers to reach the findings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20111230/samsung-leads-smartphone-market-us-comscore-report-id-1701711481.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Apple Cell Phones Google LG platforms RIM Samsung smartphone market Smartphone subscribers Top Story United States Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:03:12 +0000 Sam Ross 1701711481 at http://themoneytimes.com China surpasses US as largest smartphone market http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20111124/china-surpasses-us-largest-smartphone-market-id-1701711411.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>China has overtaken the United States to become the largest market for smartphones, according to a report by Strategy Analytics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Chinese-phone-shop.JPG" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The third quarter of 2011 saw the sales of smartphones in China rise 58 percent to about 24 million,</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The under-30s middle class market is picking up on smartphones as the Chinese economy grows -- an analyst at Strategy Analytics. (Photo Courtesy: Xinhua)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20111124/china-surpasses-us-largest-smartphone-market-id-1701711411.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Apple iPhone Business China Huawei Nokia Samsung smartphone market smartphone sales Technology Top Story U.S. United States ZTE Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:35:32 +0000 Kaushik Moitra 1701711411 at http://themoneytimes.com Samsung topples Apple to become No. 1 smartphone seller http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20111028/samsung-topples-apple-become-no-1-smartphone-seller-id-1701711338.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung Electronics Co. has surpassed arch rival Apple Inc. to become the world's largest smartphone seller in the third quarter this year, a new study released by Strategy Analytics shows.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/20974_Samsung_Building_.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While Samsung sold a total of 27.8 million smartphones in July-September quarter, Apple shipped just</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung has dethroned Apple at a time when the two technology giants are embroiled in legal battle over violations of patents.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20111028/samsung-topples-apple-become-no-1-smartphone-seller-id-1701711338.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Inc. Cell Phones Galaxy S2 model iPad iPhone Nokia patent cases patents violations Samsung Electronics Co. Samsung gains smartphone market Strategy Analytics Top Story United States Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:57:58 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 1701711338 at http://themoneytimes.com Apple expected to lead mobile market in 2011 with 86.4M iPhones http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20110907/apple-expected-lead-mobile-market-2011-864m-iphones-id-1701711143.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Inc. is projected to lead the smartphone market this year, thanks to the surging popularity of the company’s flagship hand-held device, iPhone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/iPhone_5.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="154" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A report by Digitimes Research forecasts that Cupertino, California-based Apple will ship nearly twi</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the expected shipment of 86.4 million units, Apple is also projected to easily surpass the Finnish handset maker Nokia, whose shipments this year appear set to drop 25 percent to 74.4 million units from over 100 million in 2010, said Luke Lin, analyst for Digitimes Research</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20110907/apple-expected-lead-mobile-market-2011-864m-iphones-id-1701711143.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Apple Inc. Business Cell Phones expected shipment Finnish handset maker Nokia flagship handheld device iPhone projected smartphone market surging popularity of Technology Technology Top Story United States Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:35:39 +0000 NeelamGoswami 1701711143 at http://themoneytimes.com Verizon iPhone to release in early 2011? http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20101219/verizon-iphone-release-early-2011-id-10145230.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once again market is buzzing with speculations that Apple Inc. is gearing up to officially announce the launch of its popular mobile device iPhone on the Verizon Wireless network sometime next month.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/images_4.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These rumors have been doing the rounds for almost a year, but till date there’s no official confirmation from either Apple/Verizon.</p> <p>Meanwhile, in September Verizon’s CEO Ivan Seidenberg, in an interview, had said that they were yest not sure if they would launch the device on Verizon network, indicating that they are still in middle of negotiations with Apple. </p> <p>"We would love to carry it, but we have to earn it,” said Seidenberg.</p> <p>How Verizon intends to “earn it” is no concern of users awaiting iPhone’s arrival on Verizon network.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some believe it’s likely that Apple will release iPhone on Verizon sometime in February/Match.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20101219/verizon-iphone-release-early-2011-id-10145230.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20101219/verizon-iphone-release-early-2011-id-10145230.html#comments 2011 Apple Inc. AT&T carrier Cell Phones exclusivity contract iPhone Market analysts network release date smartphone market speculations Top Story United States Verizon Wireless Sun, 19 Dec 2010 06:05:34 +0000 Priyanka 145230 at http://themoneytimes.com Google releasing Chrome tablet this holiday season? Maybe not http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100819/google-releasing-chrome-tablet-holiday-season-maybe-not-id-10125038.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google Inc.'s Nexus One might have failed to prove an iPhone contender, but the internet search giant is definitely not ready to bow down so easily to Apple, at least not anytime soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Google_tablet_01.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After failing to establish a strong foothold in the smartphone market, the Mountain View, California based tech giant is now gearing up to launch its tablet computer, according to a report by Download Squad.</p> <p>According to the blog posting by technology site, Google, in collaboration with HTC, is working on a Chrome OS tablet.</p> <p>Also, if this report is anything to go by, Google will be releasing its latest offering on Black Friday (Nov. 26), just in time for the holiday season.</p> <p><strong>Rumored Chromlet features</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Though Download Squad post hints that the an Apple contender will hit the market in November, the technology weblog Engadget states otherwise.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100819/google-releasing-chrome-tablet-holiday-season-maybe-not-id-10125038.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100819/google-releasing-chrome-tablet-holiday-season-maybe-not-id-10125038.html#comments Apple ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor blog posting Bluetooth Chrome OS tablet Chromlet Computing Digital Entertainment discussion Download Squad Engadget Google Inc. Google's tablet holiday season HTC Internet search giant iPad multitouch display netbook nexus one NVidia's Tegra 2 platform reactions readers rumored tablet smartphone market tablet Top Story United States Verizon network WiFi Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:38:58 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 125038 at http://themoneytimes.com Google’s Android phones catching up with RIM, Apple in smartphone market--report http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100802/google%E2%80%99s-android-phones-catching-rim-apple-smartphone-marketreport-id-10122977.htm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to the latest research report released by The Nielsen Company Monday, Google’s Android-based cellphones are catching up with the top players like RIM and Apple in the smartphone market and have also managed to outsell iPhone in the United States.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/att_google_android.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Nielsen analysts noted that in the first half of 2010, 27 percent people opted for Android-based smartphone compared to 23 percent, who opted for Apple’s much-hyped iPhone. </p> <p>However, report also noted that Android phones still lags behind its competitors as it has only 13 percent share in the smartphone market currently. Apple and maker of BlackBerry, RIM, have 28 and 35 percent market share respectively.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>However, as per a report released by an independent tech analysts group Canalys on Monday, till the second half of 2010 Android-based devices have reported incredible 886 percent growth worldwide and 851 percent in the U.S. market alone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100802/google%E2%80%99s-android-phones-catching-rim-apple-smartphone-marketreport-id-10122977.htm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100802/google%E2%80%99s-android-phones-catching-rim-apple-smartphone-marketreport-id-10122977.htm#comments analysts Apple's iPhone BlackBerry Cell Phones customers device google android phones independent tech analysts group Canalys Market percent report RIM smartphone market The Nielsen Co. Top Story U.S. United States Tue, 03 Aug 2010 04:19:40 +0000 Priyanka 122977 at http://themoneytimes.com Nexus One fails in smartphone market; Google to discontinue US sales http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100720/nexus-one-fails-smartphone-market-google-discontinue-us-sales-id-10121164.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Did Google Inc. anticipate its smartphone, Nexus One, to die down so soon? Definitely not. Six months after launching its much hyped device, aimed at hotting up competition in the U.S. market, the internet search giant has called it quits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Google-Nexus-One_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Released in January, amid much fanfare, Nexus One was touted to prove a tough contender to other smartphones in the market. </p> <p>Even the experts called it a nice phone with good software installed, but the device has failed to live to the enthusiasm with which it was launched.</p> <p><strong>Google nixes smartphone</strong><br /> With the Android based phone failing to carve a niche for itself in the highly competitive smartphone market, Google has decided to shut shop in the nation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not only has Nexus One sales been weak over this six month period, it has also been mired in criticism regarding the spotty or no 3G coverage on the phone, poor customer service, etc.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100720/nexus-one-fails-smartphone-market-google-discontinue-us-sales-id-10121164.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20100720/nexus-one-fails-smartphone-market-google-discontinue-us-sales-id-10121164.html#comments 3G coverage Android based phone Apple's monopoly blog competition complaints customers features forum Google Inc. internet search behemoth iPhone killer nexus one Nexus One owners Smartphone smartphone carrier smartphone market Snapdragon processor CPU Top Story United States users Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:49:01 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 121164 at http://themoneytimes.com
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