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25 percent of smartphone sales to happen online in 2 years: Micromax

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25 percent of smartphone sales to happen online in 2 years: Micromax

Emerging markets to push smartphone sales up 23.8 percent to 1.25 billion

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Emerging markets to push smartphone sales up 23.8 percent to 1.25 billion

Indian smartphone market can't support more than 6 firms: Former Apple CEO

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Indian smartphone market can't support more than 6 firms: Former Apple CEO

Panasonic eyes 5 percent share of Indian smartphone market

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Panasonic eyes 5 percent share of Indian smartphone market

Smartphones driving BYOD growth in Asia: IDC

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Smartphones driving BYOD growth in Asia: IDC

Smartphone sales to touch 1.2 billion units in 2014

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Smartphone sales to touch 1.2 billion units in 2014

Ericsson expects smartphone market to touch 52 crore by 2020

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Ericsson expects smartphone market to touch 52 crore by 2020

Smartphone market is still growing, Samsung's shares dip

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Smartphone market is still growing, Samsung's shares dip

Prices under pressure as global smartphone sales slow

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Prices under pressure as global smartphone sales slow

BlackBerry sales in India halved in Q3, 2013: Report

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BlackBerry sales in India halved in Q3, 2013: Report

Windows Phone claims India's second largest smartphone OS market share

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Windows Phone claims India's second largest smartphone OS market share

Worldwide sales of smartphone surpass feature phones for the first time

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Worldwide sales of smartphone surpass feature phones for the first time

Android enjoys 80 percent of global smartphone market share, BlackBerry posts 40 percent decline in Q2, 2013: IDC

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Android enjoys 80 percent of global smartphone market share, BlackBerry posts 40 percent decline in Q2, 2013: IDC

India is the third largest smartphone market in the world: Canalys

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India is the third largest smartphone market in the world: Canalys

BlackBerry still open to licensing deals or even an outright sale of the company: Reuters

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BlackBerry still open to licensing deals or even an outright sale of the company: Reuters

At its annual shareholder meet, BlackBerry CEO Thorstein Heins revealed that he was still open to licensing deals or even an outright sale of the company reports Reuters.

Windows Phone shipments exceeded the iPhone in India: Microsoft

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Windows Phone shipments exceeded the iPhone in India: Microsoft

Microsoft has cited findings of the IDC reports on its official blog, pointing out that Windows Phone has outsold Apple s iPhone in seven countries, including India. Frank X. Shaw, corporate vice president for Corporate Communications at Microsoft has also highlighted in the blog that Windows Phone shipments have crossed BlackBerry shipments in 26 markets.

India shipped more than 166 million mobile phones last year: Report

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India shipped more than 166 million mobile phones last year: Report

Canalys: Android shipments balloon 379% in Q2, iOS now No. 2 smartphone platform

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Canalys: Android shipments balloon 379% in Q2, iOS now No. 2 smartphone platform

While Apple owns the largest share of handset shipments and profits among the world’s top smartphone vendors, Android is still the No. 1 smartphone operating system on the planet by a wide margin. Market research firm Canalys on Monday released its second-quarter smartphone figures, reaffirming impressive growth across the global smartphone industry. The firm says the worldwide smartphone market grew 73% year-over-year to more than 107.7 million units shipped last quarter, and Android lead the market in 35 of the 56 countries Canalys tracks. According to the firm’s estimates, Android shipments in the second quarter ballooned 379% over the same quarter last year to 51.9 million units. This impressive growth helped Android gain 48% of global smartphone shipments in the quarter. With 20.3 million iOS smartphones shipped in the June quarter, Apple’s mobile OS topped Symbian to steal the No. 2 spot with a 19% share of the global market. BlackBerry shipments grew 11% in Q2 though RIM’s global share slid, and Microsoft, still waiting for Nokia to launch its first batch of Windows Phones, shipped fewer than 1.5 million devices last quarter to take just 1% of the market down 52% year-over-year. Canalys also notes that Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the second quarter, while Samsung grew 421% year-over-year to take the No. 2 spot with 17 million smartphones shipped. Canalys’ full press release follows below.

Apple passes Nokia to become world’s top smartphone vendor

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Apple passes Nokia to become world’s top smartphone vendor

Continued strong sales of Apple’s blockbuster smartphone have propelled the Cupertino-based company into the No. 1 spot globally. As noted by the Financial Times, Apple shipped 20.34 million iPhone handsets last quarter, up from 18.7 million units in the first quarter of 2011. Meanwhile Nokia’s smartphone shipments dropped from 24.2 million units in the first quarter to just 16.7 million smartphones in the June quarter 3.64 million fewer smartphones than Apple. With just two smartphone models currently available for sale, Apple had already been the world’s top smartphone vendor by revenue and profits. The June quarter marks the first time the company has managed to out-sell Nokia by volume, however.

Nokia profit dives 44% in ‘clearly disappointing’ Q2

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Nokia profit dives 44% in ‘clearly disappointing’ Q2

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop on Thursday best summarized Nokia’s second quarter earnings: “our Q2 results were clearly disappointing.” The Finnish phone vendor saw operating profit slide a worrisome 44% to 391 million in the second quarter, down from 704 million in the first quarter and 660 in the second quarter last year. Revenue dipped 11% sequentially to 9.275 billion and EPS was cut in half to $0.06. Revenue from smartphone sales dropped 33% to 2.368 billion on shipments of 16.7 million units, down 34% from the same quarter in 2010 when Nokia shipped 25.2 million smartphones. Nokia still managed to top Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter, however, thanks to royalties from a patent settlement with Apple. “The challenges we are facing during our strategic transformation manifested in a greater than expected way in Q2 2011,” said Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in a statement. He continued, “While our Q2 results were clearly disappointing, we are executing well on the initiatives that are most important to our longer term competitiveness. Some progress is already evident, and thus we are targeting to end this year with more net cash and liquid assets than at the end of Q2 2011. We firmly believe that our deliberate and unwavering commitment to making the changes necessary at Nokia is the right way to deal with the disruptive forces in our industry and drive value creation for our shareholders.” Nokia’s full earnings release follows below.