handsets

  • HTC Reports Lowest Sales Since Jan 2010, Worst Revenue Decline In 4 Months, As February Sales Fell 44% To $384M

    HTC Reports Lowest Sales Since Jan 2010, Worst Revenue Decline In 4 Months, As February Sales Fell 44% To $384M

    The new HTC One unveiled last month is increasingly feeling like last-chance saloon for the troubled Taiwan handset maker. Today HTC noted that its sales for the month of February fell by nearly 44% to 11.37 billion Taiwan dollars ($384 million), from NT$20.3 billion for the same month one year ago, down nearly 44%, Looking at the bigger picture, that NT$11.37 billion is barely higher than… Read More

  • Competition Weighs Down HTC In Q2: Sales Drop 27% To $3B; Operating Profit, EPS Down By 57%; Lowers Q3 Outlook

    Competition Weighs Down HTC In Q2: Sales Drop 27% To $3B; Operating Profit, EPS Down By 57%; Lowers Q3 Outlook

    HTC has posted its Q2 numbers and they’re not pretty. While numbers were up on Q1, the Taiwanese Android/Windows Phone smartphone maker saw declines in nearly every line of earnings compared to the same quarter a year ago. Revenues were 91.04 billion Taiwan dollars ($3 billion), down nearly 27% on Q2 2011 (and missing consensus analyst expectations); gross profit was down by more than 30%… Read More

  • As Nokia Completes Scalado Buy, Another ex-Nokia Spinoff Emerges: Oulutalent

    As Nokia Completes Scalado Buy, Another ex-Nokia Spinoff Emerges: Oulutalent

    Today Nokia announced that its deal to buy imaging company Scalado has been finalized — a sign of another┬ápiece of the puzzle falling into place for Nokia as it continues to restructure to reverse huge declines in handset sales. But that dark, Finnish cloud has a silver lining that we’ve been noticing: the emergence of a bunch of startups being formed by many among the 40,000… Read More

  • HTC To Sell 60 Million Handsets Next Year

    HTC isn’t messing around next year. After selling 20 million in 2010, the handset maker expects to sell 60 million next year. This is still lower than Nokia’s standard 100 million a year in sales, but it’s a worthy goal and one I suspect they can surpass. Read More

  • Vertu to sell 4 golden cell phones in Japan (price: $215,000 each)

    Nokia pulled out of Japan, one of the world’s biggest mobile markets, as early as November 2008. But because this country is quite wealthy, the Finnish company decided to conquer Japan with their luxury brand Vertu [JP], starting operations in September 2009. Initially the plan was to market handsets priced between $16,000 and $50,000. But today Vertu Japan announced a… Read More

  • NTT Docomo floods Japan with 22 new cell phones

    Japan’s biggest telco NTT DoCoMo today announced 4 new cell phone series (STYLE, PRIME, SMART and PRO ), which are part of the company’s fall/winter product line-up. Docomo will offer a total of 22 new handsets. As Japanese handset makers have recently vowed to internationalize more agressively, there is a good chance at least some of the new models will become available outside… Read More

  • Samsung brings the Beat with two new music phones

    Samsung pushed out two new music phones this morning. Continuing the name-followed-by-superscript branding idea that began with the Soulb, they’ve dubbed the new handsets Beatb and Beats. Much of the spec sheet is shared between the two models: tri-band GSM, 3.5 mm jacks, microSD support, stereo bluetooth, and FM radio. Both handsets use Samsung’s Digital Natural Sound engine with… Read More

  • Sprint's roadmap for the next 10 months leaked

    Yikes. I’d imagine that heads are going to roll over at Sprint HQ over this one. BGR managed to get their hands on a presentation outlining everything Sprint’s currently got planned until the middle of 2009.

    The main morsel in the slides is the BlackBerry 9350i, a Nextel Direct Connect ready BlackBerry with Curve like aesthetics. In addition to its iDEN friendliness, it’s… Read More

  • Three more Sony Ericsson Walkman cellphones heading your way

    The Sony Ericsson Walkman cellphones turn 3-years-old this year, so SE is releasing three more such phones, the W902, W595 and W302. They’re all, let’s face it, essentially the same music phone we’ve seen for God knows how long, but there are a few new features that you might enjoy. There’s TrackID, which attempts to recognize the name of a song “listening”… Read More

  • Openmoko Neo Freerunner to launch July 4th

    Man, I loves me some Openmoko Neo Freerunner. Sure, it’s not the prettiest thing on the planet. Sure, a completely open source mobile device may be a bit ahead of the times for all but the most dedicated gadget geeks amongst us. But man oh man, have I been drooling about this for a while. For the uninitiated, Openmoko is a project aimed at creating a series of open source mobile phones. Read More

  • Taiwan scores big with handsets this year

    Mobile handset production in Taiwan is currently up 82 percent from last year and the first quarter of next year is forecast to see a 150 percent increase over the first quarter of 2007. This growth is thanks in large part to device manufacturer HTC’s popular handsets and a little upstart device called the "iPhone" (whatever that is). The value of devices shipped out of Taiwan… Read More

  • Motorola Sales Not RIZNG

    Bad news for all you INVSTRS out there: Motorola sales are sinking and it’s not subtle. The telecom giant has posted a loss of a whopping $181 million for Q1 alone. Decreasing sales of mobile handsets contributed greatly as sales have declined 15% to only $5.4 billion. I’m really surprised Motorola didn’t see this coming. You can only keep releasing the same slimmed down… Read More

  • Motorola To Make A Killing Off You Through Cost Cutting

    We all should know by now that the way a business makes money is by manufacturing a product at a low cost, then inflating the price by 200% and selling it to consumers. But Motorola doesn’t just want your money, it wants to cut costs on cheap mobile phones by $2 to $5 so that each phone they sell nets them an extra $2 to $5 per sale. Sad, but true. CEO Ed Zander has said, “We want… Read More