Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 14:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "In smartphones, it's not all about Apple and Samsung anymore. For several years, these two companies have dominated the mobile phone-making business, successively one-upping each other with ever sleeker, more technologically sophisticated iPhones and Galaxy handsets that left would-be rivals grasping. But now the competition is stirring, and consumers are giving another look to brands they once ignored." Not only is Samsung now more profitable in mobile than Apple (next goalpost please), smaller Android manufacturers, such as LG, ZTE, and Lenovo, are making huge inroads, and are raking in growing profits - in fact, these three now belong to the top 5 mobile device makers. The common parlance that only Samsung is making a profit off Android is simply no longer true.
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RE[3]: Comment by cdude
by zima on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cdude"
zima
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see if windows phone adoption actually picks up enough steam to replace their former symbian revenues.

It needs to do more than that - Symbian formed a minority of Nokia revenue (and was a huge costs sink, with R&D budget ~3-4 years ago larger than the entire R&D of Apple; for meagre results...), what kept Nokia afloat all those years were Series40 "feature phones" ...sales of which are drying up, so far captured largely by lower-end Androids; but Lumia 520 supposedly shows promising sales...

Edited 2013-08-02 22:38 UTC

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